Gideon Productions presents Mac Rogers' alternate history play, which imagines the invention of the robot in 1921 Czechosolvakia and chronicles its consequences up to the present day. More…
The Great War has just ended. The fledgling Republic of Czechoslovakia boasts a thriving artistic community. At the center of it is Karel Čapek, a celebrated playwright. His newborn nation and his world are changed when a young woman walks into his life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair...a mannequin that gets up and walks all by itself. A story of war, art, and technology that is equal parts sci-fi thriller and love story. Inspired by the late Čapek's seminal 1921 play 'R.U.R.'
See it if you are interested in our increasingly technological world and its impact on human life.
Don't see it if you do not like to think and think fast - the dialogue is quick!
See it if you like plays that are intelligent and work on a variety of levels. Needs a bit of pruning, but overall an interesting evening of theatre.
Don't see it if your taste runs from fluff to sit-com style plays.
See it if Inspired by the 1920's Czech play R.U.R., this Sci Fi story is a cautionary tale of robots rising against their human creators. Ambitious.
Don't see it if Not as good as author's terrific Honeycomb Trilogy, but still good once you get past 1st 30 mins of exposition. Slow pacing in 1st Act.
See it if you like sci-fi, with political & moral resonance, on stage. Writer Mac Rogers & his committed cohorts deserve support.
Don't see it if you're tired of robots-are-taking-over tropes & hope sci-fi will mean action instead of 2 &1/2 hrs of talk talk talk by an oft robotic cast.
See it if you like philosophical questions answered thru scifi pulp in the best way. Masterful writing and a great twist at the end.
Don't see it if you can't sit through 2.5 hours of theatre. You don't like scifi or robots, or a good time.
See it if you're interested in speculative fiction, alternate history, or drama with a dose of philosophy.
Don't see it if you're unwilling to sit through a somewhat slow first act for the payoff of a dynamite act two.