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machines machines machines machines Rainpan 43

Geoff Sobelle on the set of

machines machines... played from June 2 - 27, 2009 in the Mainstage Theatre.

About the show

machines machines machines machines machines machines machines explodes the world of garage tinkers and backyard engineers in a ridiculous theatre piece featuring the world's most complicated machines set to perform the simplest tasks. Following the formula, "the most of amount of effort for the least amount of gain," three chowderhead geniuses reach for the heights of mechanical ingenuity to reveal the depths of human idiocy.

Machines x 7 focuses on a trio of fretful men (Rainpan co-founders Geoff Sobelle and Trey Lyford along with Pig Iron's Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel) who may or may not be brothers living in what may or may not be a postapocalyptic world. In constant fear of an unnamed and unseen enemy, they grow increasingly paranoid and wire their bunker with an enormous array of machines constructed from debris.

Show Press

“Gloriously demented...the actors give intricately nuanced comic performances that are perfectly in tune with the pinballing madness ”
— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times