by Karel Čapek
directed by Mary Parker
R.U.R. is the classic Czech sci-fi play by Karel Čapek that coined the term "robots." Translated into English by David Wyllie and re-conceived for a modern audience by Mary Parker, our version explores the same themes of humanity, love, the value of work, and the dangers of oppression as the original, while re-imagining the more problematic aspects of a play that is almost 100 years old and very much of its time.
On a remote, secure island, Rossum's Universal Robots churns out a cheap, disposable workforce. Rossum's robots are strong, intelligent, and versatile, and more definitely not human. What could go wrong?
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.
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|To purchase your tickets before the show, visit our online ticketing system at Brown Paper Tickets. Please note that this option has a $1.52 service fee per ticket, and that tickets may not be purchased online the day of a performance. If you would prefer to pay at the door, you can reserve tickets on our Tickets page.|
|Thursday||March 15, 2018||8 pm|
|Friday||March 16, 2018||8 pm|
|Saturday||March 17, 2018||8 pm|
|Thursday||March 22, 2018||8 pm|
|Friday||March 23, 2018||8 pm|
|Saturday||March 24, 2018||3 pm|
|Helena Glory||Lorraine Kanyike|
|Harriet Domin||Leslie Drescher|
|Technical Director||Meg Boeni|
|Stage Manager||Jess Viator|
|Lighting Designer||Ben Cordes|
|Sound Designer||Grace Gist|
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