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Machinal at Adelphi University from February 27 – March 4

A play inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Feb. 14, 2018 - EntSun -- The students of the Adelphi University Department of Theatre present Machinal, a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. Machinal will run from February 27 through March 4 in the Olmsted Theatre in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. Machinal is directed by Maggie Lally.

It's America's Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity – or is it? For one young woman in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Tormented and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and an unwanted motherhood, she finally discovers joy in the form of an illicit love affair and her life is forever changed. A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at how advances in the industrial age (not unlike the digital age) created an atmosphere virtually devoid of empathy and humanity trapping many women in a male-dominated oppressive wasteland.

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The 2:00 p.m. performance of Machinal on March 3 will be open captioned for deaf and hard of hearing patrons. Open captioning is made possible through Adelphi's Center for Health Innovation.

The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island's premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $30 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

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Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

Source: Adelphi University

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