Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.)

R.U.R. Rossums Universal Robots poster Head Trick Theatre, depicting similar faceless workers on orange backdrop
Poster by Luyuan Nathan

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by Karel Čapek
directed by Blanche Case and Luyuan Nathan

R.U.R. Corporation dreams of a future where no human needs to work and everything is affordable, thanks to the labor of robots. Helena dreams of improving conditions for the robots and treating them like people. What do the robots dream – and can humans survive that dream becoming reality? A century after it debuted the term “robot”, Karel Čapek’s play comes to the stage in a new age of artificial intelligence and questions about what makes us human.

July 19-28, AS220 Black Box, 95 Empire
7 performances only!

Friday, July 19: 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20: 7:30pm
Sunday, July 21: 3:00pm
Thursday, July 25: 7:30pm (Pay-What-You-Can)
Friday, July 26: 7:30pm
Saturday, July 27: 7:30pm
Sunday, July 28: 3:00pm

Tickets $30
Pay-What-You-Can Thursday 7/25
Free with Brown/RISD student ID

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