R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
by Karel Čapek (courtesy of eBooks@Adelaide)
Wed 21 Apr, 19:30 via Zoom
“The best sort of worker is the cheapest worker. The one that has the least needs.”
On an island off the coast of Europe, Rossum’s Universal Robots produce the ideal artificial workers: strong, tireless, without desire or emotion. But what will come of humanity when its labour is no longer needed? And are the “robots” as soulless as their creators think? Can there be redemption from the apocalypse of technology run amok?
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— Updated 11 April —
This is the time of the year when we would normally be announcing auditions for the 2021 Festival Fringe. Unfortunately that is not the case and we have made the decision to postpone our planned productions once again, with the intention of bringing both The Merchant of Venice and Bloody Wimmin to the stage in 2022.
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Hands Around (Reigen/La Ronde)
“a cycle of ten dialogues” by Arthur Schnitzler
Wed 24 Feb, 19:30 via Zoom
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or, A Mis-spent Life: a Drama in Four Acts
by George F. Fish , Luella Forepaugh , Robert Louis Stevenson
Wed 28 Oct, 19:30 via Zoom
We are continuing our series of virtual table reads in Halloween week, when we would have been presenting Tracy Letts’ Bug, with a suitably melodramatic classic – an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. We will be gathering online on Wednesday 28 October to bring the horror to life on Zoom.
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