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?

Performances

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!)

Location

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.

Cast

Radius

Hallemeier

Marius

Fabri

Gall

Helena Glory

Harriet Domin

Sulla

Primus

Secundus

Busman

Alquist

Arianna Smith

Jenny Gutbezahl

Samantha Amodeo

Hsiu Chang

Robin Abrahams

Lorraine Kanyike

Leslie Drescher

Keenan Sunderwirth

Carlton Powers

Ryan Walsh

Sue Downing

Brian Keller

Production Team

Producer

Director

Asst. Director

Technical Director

Stage Manager

Rehearsal Assistant

Lighting Designer

Light Board Operator

Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Publicity Manager

Chris DeKalb

Mary Parker

Jess Viator

Meg Boeni

Jess Viator

Amanda Dausman

Ben Cordes

Delphine Kaiser

Grace Gist

Amanda Dausman

Stephanie Haddad