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Open Fist Theatre
Between N. El Centro and Vine 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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17 reviews
4 stars
arrive before the show begins no refreshments available try to sit in front
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3 stars
attended Nov 05 2011

Absolutely speechless!!! I really wish the show ran longer so I would have had a chance to see it a few more times after my first!!! I saw the show over the understudy weekend, which was fabulous, and did make me wonder what the principle cast was...continued

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attended Nov 11 2011

I don't want to be harsh, but we didn't enjoy this play at all. We almost left during intermission but felt too guilty. It could have been edited by 40% and updated to be more relevant. I really hate to leave bad reviews because I'm sure many...continued

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One of the great masterpieces of the American Theatre, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal explores with frightening intensity the American of the 1920s – and the nightmare nexus of capitalism, sexism and violence in an increasingly mechanized and dehumanizing society. Inspired by the"crime of the century" – the 1927 murder trial of Ruth Synder and Jud Grey – the play burst upon the Broadway stage with incandescent originality – and remains today as fresh and fearsome a look at modern life as it was then. The Open Fist Theatre is proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of this stunning and unforgettable work, by one of the country’s most important playwrights.