Karel Capek's classic R.U.R. originated the word "robot,” and for nearly a hundred years, the play has been considered a classic, translated into every major language on the face of the planet. The plot is centered on a factory that makes artificial beings used in the service of humans. While at first these “robots” seem content with their function as domestic servants, a hostile rebellion soon arises that threatens the very existence of the human race. Lee Eric Shackleford’s adaptation brings the play's characters, language, and themes into a modern vernacular while remaining as faithful as possible to Capek's intentions and vision.
R.U.R. is being performed in repertory with The Truth Quotient.
Kevin Bernard, Mac Brydon, Christine Bullen, Tyler Caffall, Chris Ceraso, Matt W. Cody, Jane Cortney, Charlotte Hampden, Meg Heus, Brad Makarowski, Sean Philips, Corey Tazmania, James Ware
Author: Karel Capek, adapted by Lee Eric Shackleford
Producer: Resonance Ensemble
Director: Valentina Fratti
Press Agent: Springer Associates.