Machinal: Expressionist Drama Based on a True Crime
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The last date listed for Machinal was Sunday May 26, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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"Hell is other people," Jean-Paul Sartre observes in his most famous work, the landmark existential drama No Exit. Three damned souls are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious valet. They expect medieval torture devices to punish them for eternity, but as time goes by, they eventually realize that the punishment is going to be far more prosaic, and far more cruel and unusual. Here their darkest secrets will be revealed and their souls laid bare. Learn More
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Helen’s entire life has been dictated to her. She she does what society expects of her, however resistant she may feel. She marries her boss, whom she finds repulsive and has a baby with him. Followed by an affair with a younger man who fuels her lust for life, she is driven to murder her husband. She is found guilty and is executed in an electric chair. Inspired by the real life case of executed murderess Ruth Snyder. Its 1928 Broadway premiere is considered one of the high-points of American Expressionist theater.
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Seventy-five continuous years of quality live theatrical entertainment have established the Long Beach Playhouse as a landmark in the City of Long Beach. The Playhouse produces 16 shows annually with a new play or musical every three weeks on the the Mainstage or upstairs in the Studio Theatre. Long Beach’s flagship professional theatre cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries while being entirely self-supporting through ticket sales and membership support.