R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)

Karel Čapek (1890 - 1938)
Translated by Paul Selver (1888 - 1970)

Helena Glory, as the daughter of a major industrial power's president, is a woman on a mission. She faces the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots, the world's leading company in robotic engineering. She is convinced that these new creations called robots they make are deserving of rights like humans do. Everyone else is convinced robots are nothing more than tools for human use. Is it so, or is a robot rebellion becoming a more likely prospect as the robots start to seem more intelligent than first thought?

First performed in English in 1922, R.U.R. is most notable for being the play that introduced the word "robot" into the English language and one of the popular early examples of the science fiction genre onstage. (Mary Kay)

Cast List:
Narrator: John Trevithick
Helena Glory / Robot Helena: Sarah Terry
Harry Domin / Primus: ToddHW
Dr. Gall: Barry Streifert
Mr. Fabry: James Callaghan
Dr. Hallemeier / Consul Busman: SteveToner
Mr. Alquist: Beth Thomas
Nana: KHand
Radius: T. Layne
Sulla / First Robot: Tina Nuzzi
Marius / Fourth Robot: Rosslyn Carlyle
A Servant: Etel Buss
Second Robot / Third Robot: Kitty Kay / Mary Kay

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Drama

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Act 1 Group 00:37:56
Play 01 Act 2 Group 00:32:08
Play 02 Act 3 Group 00:22:34
Play 03 Epilogue Group 00:14:47