Here’s a robot play in NYC featuring Roombas as actors…
31 DOWN RADIO THEATER PRESENTS:
June 28–July 7
Loud music, cool air conditioning, humans struggling with the impending doom of ROBOTS taking over the world… what more could you want?
31 Down returns this summer with a hypnotic sound and image collage inspired by the lives and works of the Brothers Capek, who coined the term robot in the 1920s with their famous science-fiction play, R.U.R.
UNIVERSAL ROBOTS examines the role of technology’s advancement in a modern day society in search of utopia. The play fuses dark foreshadowing excerpts from R.U.R. with several other works from the canon of Karel and Josef Capek and the last year of their lives.
The company includes the work and assistance of Ryan Holsopple, Mirit Tal, Shannon Sindelar, Jon Luton, Shauna Kelly, Thom Sibbitt, Jonathan Valuckas, Kelly Tuohy, Justin Tolley, Mike Radosta, Tara Fawn, Benjamin Brown and DJ Mendel.
June 28–July 7. No performance Sunday. All shows at 8:00p.m.
$17/$12 student admission
At the Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th Street, NYC
Tickets available through Theatermania: 212-352-3101 and at
Presented in association with the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator and developed with the facilities and support of Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre’s Digital Performance Institute artist residency program.
UNIVERSAL ROBOTS – Link.