Monday, July 09, 2007

Univseral Robots Opens Tonight

Opening tonight at manhattantheatresource is Universal Robots, the new play written and directed by Mac "I Ain't Too Proud To Beg" Rogers. I'm checking it out on Tuesday.

Below is the info.

Wanting to see robots blow stuff up,

James "Megatron" Comtois

"The year is 2007. The last human being died in 1961. Each year we gather together to tell the story that we never ever forget."

The Great War has just ended. Czechoslovakia is a Republic with an elected President and a thriving artistic community that includes celebrated playwright Karel Capek. But history cracks wide open when a young woman walks into Karel's life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair...a mannequin that gets up and moves all by itself!

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS tells the compelling, alternate history of the Twentieth Century, starting with the invention of the robot, and chronicling the extraordinary consequences of that invention, which changes the world forever.

A science fiction thriller. love story, political allegory, redemptive tragedy and fast-paced entertainment, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS freely adapts Czech playwright Karel Capek's seminal 1921 play R.U.R., which introduced the word "robot" to the world. UNIVERSAL ROBOTS departs significantly from Capek's script, offering a meaty and riveting story of war, love, faith, technology and the power of art to change the world, for both good and ill.

manhattantheatresource and Gideon Productions present

as part of the "Straight from the Source" Summer Showcase series

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS

written and directed by Mac Rogers

Inspired by the play "R.U.R." by Karel Capek

Assistant Directors - Shey Lyn Zanotti and Sandy Yaklin

Featuring Esther Barlow, Jason Howard*, David Ian Lee*, Michelle O'Connor, Ridley Parson, Nancy Sirianni*, Tarantino Smith*, Ben Sulzbach, Jennifer Gordon Thomas, and James Wetzel*

Mon - Thu, July 9 - 12 at 8pm

Mon - Thu, July 16 - 19 at 8pm

tickets $18

manhattantheatresource

177 MacDougal Street

A, C, E, B, D, F, V to West 4th Street

For reservations call 212-501-4751

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mac said...

Thanks for the plug, James! I'll see you tomorrow night!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, you are a gentleman and a scholar, and clearly you have impeccable taste. Thanks again. Good to see you...
- David

4:42 PM  

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