Machinal (recording)

by Sophie Treadwell


  • Recording

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“I can’t go on like this much longer--going to work--coming home--going to work--coming home--Sometimes in the subway I think I’m going to die. I got to do something. I feel like I’m stifling.”

Helen’s private feelings begin churning when her corporate boss proposes marriage, locking her into the predictable, monochrome life of the American housewife. Helen does everything in her power to conform, but when she gets a taste of liberation, she resists the machine of upper-class society and attempts to free herself.

*Please note this production contains sudden loud noises and the use of haze and flashing lights. Please be advised this production contains scenes of a sexual nature and instances of racially derogatory language.

Presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
The Lir Academy presents GradFest 2021 with the support of AIB.

All GradFest productions are suitable for age 16+ only.

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