Rockdale’s Crossno to star on Austin stage in Machinal
AUSTIN–Paper Chairs proudly announces its first production, Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Dustin Wills. Machinal Treadwell’s Prohibition-era sensation that stunned audiences in the early 1930’s and largely disappeared from theatres until recent years.
This expressionist masterpiece is based on the real-life trial and conviction of Ruth Snyder imaginatively restructured and retold by Treadwell in nine episodes of a woman’s everyday life. It is a play that asks as much about perceived human boundaries today as it did eighty years ago.
Chase Crossno, of Rockdale, will play the part of the Young Woman. Other performers are Kimberly Adams, Andrew Dolan, Elizabeth Doss, Michael Joplin, Kyle Lagunas, Gabriel Luna, Robert Pierson, Tom Truss and Jennifer Underwood.
Machinal will run at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sundays, May 28 to June 13 at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road in Austin. Tickets for Friday through Sunday performances range from $15 to $30 and Thursday shows are “pay as you want.” Advance purchase tickets are available at www.paperchairs. com.
“I don’t have words to express how much this project means to me, nor the words to encompass the incredible amount of talent and heart that’s been poured into this production,” Crossno said.