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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek
July 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Second installment of our free Words Words Words Play Reading Series!
The play takes place in a factory that makes artificial people out of synthetic matter, to take the place of human workers. They feel no pain or emotion; they can learn and remember vast amounts of information, but apparently don’t think for themselves and are regarded as objects only. All that begins to change when the robots are used as soldiers and taught to kill, leading to a hostile rebellion and the elimination of the human race.
This play was first performed in 1921 and is credited with introducing the word “robot” into popular usage. The word derives from a Czech word meaning “slave.”
Come join us for this classic sci-fi story!
Featuring: Tad Chitwood, Michael Harris, Joe Hatfield, Brian Hinds, Kelly Moore, Helen Mariah Murdoch, Sterling Pratt, Tony Prince, Gerry Rose, Tom Schulz, Mike Slaton, Kelsey Thompson