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Theatrical Reading: R.U.R.: A Retro-Futuristic Musical

Date: 10 September 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Alliance for New Music Theatre presents a theatrical reading with music of R.U.R.: A Retro-Futuristic Musical based on Karel Čapek’s most renowned plays – R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots).

R.U.R. takes the viewers "back to the future" in a new musical adaptation and unveiling of a play written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Čapek, who introduced the word “robot” to the world. The prescience of the work will engage audiences, as the play's focus is very much part of today's global conversation: Will the combination of a robotic workforce and artificial intelligence liberate mankind from economic drudgery or will it become a superior force that threatens to overcome the human race? Delve into this revived classic adapted in a new light in an evening of theatre at the Czech Embassy.

R.U.R.: A Retro-Futuristic Musical
Based on Karel Čapek’s Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R.)
Adapted and Directed by Susan Galbraith
Music by Maurice Saylor
Lyrics by Maurice Saylor and Susan Galbraith

September 10, 6 pm


Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required by September 8