Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Last chance for Robots! Final four performances of R.U.R. begin

The robot revolution is nearing the end. It's the final weekend for Strangeloop's R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots. The show closes Sunday and then the robots will pack up their synthetic suitcases and march off into the past.

But they're not gone yet. You still have four chances to see the "dark dystopic comedy" that the Chicago Tribune praises for its "sly wit."

Set in a not-too-distant future, R.U.R.'s world is one in which humanoid robots have been built as the new slave labor for humans determined to find cheaper and cheaper ways to make their products and to do the jobs that no one wants to do. Enter the bewitching Helena Glory, who has arrived at Rossum's island factory determined to find out if robots have a soul and to lobby for their liberation, upsetting the status quo. There's some love and romance mixed in there too for good measure, but not in the places where you're expecting. Written by Karel ńĆapek in 1921, R.U.R. teaches us about what it is to be human and robot, and what it means to love.

Join us for one (or all!) of our final four performances, Oct. 3-6, at The Side Project Theatre in Rogers Park (1439 W. Jarvis Ave., Chicago). The show is at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Industry, student and senior citizen discounts available. 

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