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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

Unity Somerville

Thursday • March 22

Clock Icon 8:00 PM
Money Icon $12 - $15. Adults $15 Students/Seniors $12 Buy Tickets
Location Icon Unity Somerville
6 William Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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Event Details

Theatre@First presents

written by Karel Čapek
translated by David Wyllie
adapted and directed by Mary Parker
Saturday, March 17 - COSPLAY NIGHT!
Wear your best robot or sci-fi cosplay for a discount at the door!

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) 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 definitely not human. What could go wrong?

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