Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R.)
by Karel Čapek
translated by David Wyllie
adapted and 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?
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2pm (matinee!)
R.U.R. will be presented at 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.
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