Genre: Drama
Written by Mac Rogers, Directed by Rosemary Andress

The year is 2009. The last human being died in 1971. “Each year we gather together to tell the story that we never ever forget."

A science fiction thriller, love story, political allegory, redemptive tragedy and fast-paced entertainment, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS offers a compelling, alternate history of the Twentieth Century, starting with the invention of the robot in 1921 and chronicling the extraordinary consequences of that invention, which changes the world forever.

Mac Rogers freely adapted 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.

About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Source

Manhattantheatresource is a not-for-profit art service organization celebrating its fifth anniversary. Its 55-seat theatre, book store and cabaret, run by full-time volunteers, have afforded more than 2,400 artists opportunities to work in over 475 productions. The Source also provides workshops, marketing and design support, voiceover and video editing services and career consulting to local artists.

Cast: Esther Barlow, Esther Barlow, Esther Barlow, Esther Barlow, Esther Barlow, Esther Barlow, Esther Barlow
Open:   02/12/09
Close:   03/07/09

Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Theater:   Manhattan Theatre Source
Address:   177 MacDougal Street
New York,
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Company: Manhattan Theatre Source         Official Web Site: www.theatresource.org