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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 most definitely not human. What could go wrong?


Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

     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.


Performance Schedule

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   2 pm



Radius     Arianna Smith
Hallemeier     Jenny Gutbezahl
Marius     Samantha Amodeo
Fabri     Hsiu Chang
Gall     Robin Abrahams
Helena Glory     Lorraine Kanyike
Harriet Domin     Leslie Drescher
Sulla     Keenan Sunderwirth
Primus     Carlton Powers
Secundus     Ryan Walsh
Busman     Sue Downing
Alquist     Brian Keller


Production Team

Director       Mary Parker
Technical Director       Meg Boeni
Stage Manager       Jess Viator
Lighting Designer       Ben Cordes
Sound Designer       Grace Gist


If you are interested in joining the Production Team, or becoming a House Volunteer, please email us!