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Universal Robots

Inspired by Karel Capek's R.U.R.

By Mac Rogers
Directed by Sam Tillis

JUNE 29th—JULY 14th, 2018
The Phoenix Theatre
414 Mason Street, SF


ABOUT THE PLAY

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 the celebrated playwright Karel Capek, 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.

DATES

Friday, June 29th, 8pm
Saturday, June 30th, 8pm
Sunday, July 1st, 2pm
Thursday, July 5th, 8pm
Friday, July 6th, 8pm
Saturday, July 7th, 8pm
Sunday, July 8th, 2pm
Thursday, July 12th, 8pm
Friday, July 13th, 8pm
Saturday, July 14th, 8pm

ARTISTS

CAST
Marisa Darabi
Michaela Greeley
Matt Gunnison
Cindy Head
Dean Koya
Paul Loper
Ava Maag
Ellie MacBride
Louel Senores
Kitty Torres
 

PRODUCTION TEAM
Stage Manager...Michaela Byrne
Lighting Design...Sara Saavedra
Sound Design...Sara Witsch
Set Design...Tom O'Brien
Properties Design...Miles Callan
Costume Design...Kathleen Qiu
Asst. Costume Design...Yunqi Xie
Promotional Photography & Design...Marisa Darabi

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Keith & Jane Irwin
 
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
David & Carolyn Rowe

SPECIAL THANKS
Linda Ayres-Frederick & Ty Mckenzie; Hanah Zahner-Isenberg & Patrick Dooley; Steve Tillis & Adrienne Baker