Mount to stage Machinal

October 28, 2011
Newburgh, NY -

“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 America.

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.