Universal Robots

by Mac Rogers

directed by Rosemary Andress

Universal Robots image by Wade Dansby 3 

The Great War has just ended. The fledgling Republic of Czechoslovakia, under its first elected President, boasts a thriving artistic and intellectual community. At the center of that community is Karel Capek, a celebrated playwright and a passionate advocate for all his newborn nation can achieve. But the brave new world arrives faster than Karel could have ever expected when a young woman walks into his life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair… a mannequin that gets up and moves all by itself. Universal Robots offers a compelling, alternate history of the Twentieth Century, imagining the invention of the robot in 1921 and chronicling the shocking consequences of that invention right up to the present day. Part science fiction thriller, part love story, part political allegory, part redemptive tragedy and a fast-paced entertainment throughout, Universal Robots departs significantly from Capek's script, offering a meaty and riveting story of war, love, faith, art, and technology that culminates, in the words of NYTheatre's Martin Denton, in an "edge-of-your-seat finish equal to the best story-telling of stage or screen."

Performances: 

 2/12/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/13/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/14/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/18/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/19/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/20/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/21/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/25/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/26/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/27/2009 at 7:30pm
 2/28/2009 at 7:30pm
 3/4/2009 at 7:30pm
 3/5/2009 at 7:30pm
 3/6/2009 at 7:30pm
 3/7/2009 at 7:30pm

Theatre/Venue Manhattantheatresource 

177 McDougal Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212.501.4751 
Website for reservations http://www.theatresource.org  
Running time 2hr. 20min. 

 

Producing Organization: Manhattan Theatre Source/Dark Brew Productions  
Website www.theatresource.org  
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