October 28, 2011
“Machinal,” inspired by the conviction and execution of Queens,
NY housewife Ruth Brown Snyder for killing her husband, will be
staged at Mount Saint Mary College, November 10–12 at 7:30 pm in
Aquinas Theatre, 330 Powell Avenue. The public is invited.
The play’s 1928 Broadway première, directed by Arthur Hopkins,
is considered one of the high points of Expressionist theater in
Written by American journalist Sophie Treadwell,
“Machinal”—French for mechanical or automatic — is a collaborative
effort featuring Mount Saint Mary College students, alumni,
faculty, and students from SUNY Orange County.
The cast, directed by James Phillips, assistant professor of
theatre, includes: Kevin Berry of Wappingers Falls, NY as the
Filing Clerk; Liliana Peralta of Bronx, NY, Telephone Girl; Erin
Vecchi of Levittown, NY, Young Woman; Angela Lisi of Flemington,
NJ, Nurse/Court Reporter; Tom Kellett of New Hampton, NY,
Doctor/Priest; Glen Russo of Carmel, NY, First Man; Kevin Berry of
Wappingers Falls, NY, Second Man; Scott Nenni of Poughkeepsie, NY,
Man at Bar1; Anthony Krueger of Naugatuck, CT, Boy at Bar/Bailiff;
Darren Kondas of Pleasant Valley, NY, Man at Bar2/Barber; Jessica
Calhoon of Poughkeepsie, NY, Woman at Bar/Reporter 2; Joyce
Hausermann of Saugerties, NY, Defense Attorney/Waitress; Mallika
Rao of Fishkill, NY, Clerk; LeihShane McLaren of Central Islip, NY,
Prosecutor; Megan Panagia of Midland Park, NJ, Reporter3; Kimberly
Sheamon of Goshen, NY, Jailor; Melanie Fay of New Milford, CT,
Guard; Ashley LoBuono of Brewster, NY, Matron; Daniel Shea,
associate professor of English, George H. Jones; Elizabeth Morris
‘04 of Monroe, NY, Mother; Lauren Thayer ‘10 of Newburgh, NY,
Judge; and SUNY Orange County students Charles Bowden of Beacon,
NY, Adding Clerk/Reporter1; and Crystina Davila of Newburgh, NY,
Stenographer. Jen Dobies of Durham, NY is the stage manager.
Tickets are $5 or free with a Mount ID. For information, call
the box office at 845-569-3179.