2013 Season Announcement!

By Karel Čapek
Adapted By Lee Eric Shackleford
Directed By Valentina Fratti

Featuring Kevin Bernard*, Mac Brydon*, Christine Bullen*, Tyler Caffall, Chris Ceraso*, Matt W. Cody*, Jane Cortney*, Charlotte Hampden*, Meg Heus, Brad Makarowski*, Sean Philips*, Corey Tazmania*, James Ware

Karel Čapek's classic R.U.R. originated the word "robot,” and for nearly a hundred years, the play has been considered a classic, translated into every major language on the face of the planet. The plot is centered on a factory that makes artificial beings used in the service of humans. While at first these “robots” seem content with their function as domestic servants, a hostile rebellion soon arises that threatens the very existence of the human race.  Lee Eric Shackleford’s adaptation brings the play's characters, language, and themes into a modern vernacular while remaining as faithful as possible to Čapek's intentions and vision.

~in repertory with~

By Richard Manley
Directed By Eric Parness

Featuring Jarel Davidow*, Angelina Fiordellisi*, Meredith Howard, Brian Tom O'Connor*, Shaun Bennet Wilson, Maxwell Zener*

THE TRUTH QUOTIENT takes place a few years from now, in a foreseeable future, when overcoming loneliness and feeling loved are no less of a challenge, but technology offers more solutions to those who can afford them. David is a wealthy entrepreneur who, despite great business successes, feels something is missing in his life.  To ameliorate this nagging emptiness, he turns to a new company called Nureál, which promises real companionship from artificial beings.  THE TRUTH QUOTIENT has already received significant attention and accolades, winning the Ashland New Play Festival, and being named a finalist for the STAGE International Script Competition, Reverie Productions' Next Generation Playwriting Contest, the Woodward/Newman Award, and the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest.

Production Team: Jen Varbalow (Scenic Design), Sidney Shannon (Costume Design/The Truth Quotient), Brooke Cohen (Costume Design/R.U.R.), Pamela Kupper (Lighting Design), Nick Moore (Composer/Sound Design), Jennifer Murphy (Props Master), Dan Renkin (Fight Director/R.U.R.), Dustin Canez (Assistant Director/R.U.R.) Claire Kiechel (Dramaturg/R.U.R.),Joe Doran and Philip W. Sandstrom (Production Managers), Jenna Lazar and Sean McCain (Stage Managers/The Truth Quotient), Emily Goforth (Stage Manager/R.U.R.).  

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
An Equity Approved Showcase



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Talk Back Schedule
* January 10 at RUR
Peter Allen, Columbia University
Professor of Computer Science, Robotics Laboratory Director
* January 12 at RUR
Lee Eric Shackleford, playwright
* January 15 at TTQ
Richard Manley, playwright
* January 20 at TTQ
Richard Manley, playwright
* January 22 at RUR
John JA Jannone and Sophia Remolde,
* January 24 at RUR
Adam Balkin, NY1 News
Technology Reporter
* January 26 at RUR
Lee Eric Shackleford, playwright
* January 31 at TTQ
Robert Doornick, President and CEO

with Millennia the Robot

Eric Parness talks with The Truth Quotientplaywright Richard Manley

Rachel Reiner discussed R.U.R. with adaptor
Lee Eric Shackleford