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Rossum’s Universal Robots
December 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 30, 2017 @ 9:00 pm$42
Joel will be performing as Dr. Gall in Rossum’s Universal Robots in December, 2017 and January, 2018.
Performance Dates: December 28th – January 6th
December 28 2017 at 7:00 pm
December 29 2017 at 7:00 pm
December 30 2017 at 7:00pm
January 4 2018 at 7:00pm
January 5 2018 at 7:00pm
January 6 2018 at 7:00pm
Performance Location: The Players Theatre
About the Show (from Wikipedia):
R.U.R. is a 1920 science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. R.U.R. stands for Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum’s Universal Robots). However, the English phrase Rossum’s Universal Robots had been used as the subtitle in the Czech original. It premiered on 25 January 1921 and introduced the word “robot” to the English language and to science fiction as a whole.
The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people, called roboti (robots), from synthetic organic matter. They are not exactly robots by the current definition of the term: they are living flesh and blood creatures rather than machinery and are closer to the modern idea of clones or replicants. They may be mistaken for humans and can think for themselves. They seem happy to work for humans at first, but a robot rebellion leads to the extinction of the human race. Čapek later took a different approach to the same theme in War with the Newts, in which non-humans become a servant class in human society.
R.U.R. is dark but not without hope, and was successful in its day in both Europe and North America.
About the Role:
Dr. Gall is the Head of the Physiological Department at R.U.R. After the arrival of Helena on the island, his moral stance on the proper placement of robots in the world’s social hierarchy is shifted. As the play winds on, the results of that dilemma have dire implications for Dr. Gall, the young Helena, and the future of humanity.