Cast Member Profile: ANNA PODOLAK

Anna Podolak  |  Actress

Anna Podolak (Helen Jones) appears on stages both in Poland and the U.S. Her recent stage credits include: Mika The Spring and Fall of Eve Adams written and directed by Barbara Kahn. Beth in Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind (Michael Chekhov Theatre Company), Red Ridding Hood (Polish Theater Institute) Mrs. Gould in Mrs. Gould Fourth Annual Holiday Special (St. George Productions NJ), The Divine Comedy (Akt 21 Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Theatre of J. Osterwa, Poland). Anna is also a member of ALAT etc currently working on The Red Tent Fabric. ...Continued

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Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

Machinal  | Open: 09/01/10 Close: 09/11/10 - Wings Theatre
New York City - 1928. Away from the bustle of Wall Street and the jazz of speakeasies, Helen Jones is trapped and suffocated by her duties as a daughter, a wife, and a mother. Yet after tasting a glimpse of passion and freedom through a brief love affair, she is unable to return to the confinement of her marriage and decides to do something no woman of her time would have dared... Only to have the machine of society and human justice force her back into submission.

Inspired by the notorious Snyder-Gray murder trial, Sophie Treadwell's Machinal first premiered on Broadway with Clark Gable in the role of Richard Roe and has been performed around the world for over 80 years. While very progressive in its original context, the play still remains one of the landmarks of American drama.
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