Nov 10, 2010

RUR kicks off Oddfellows' Main Stage


Oddfellows 36th season opens this week

First performance of RUR slated for Nov. 11


Oddfellows Playhouse will kick off its 36th Main Stage Season on Nov. 11 with a preview performance when its Teen Repertory Company performs Karel Capek’s RUR at 7:00 p.m. Additional performance dates are Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Reserved Seating $20.

First written in 1920, the book, later adapted by Dr. Claudia Novack, is the first literature to coin the word “robot”. In the play The Rossum Company solves the world’s labor demand by creating a race of enslaved robots but when they revolt the future of humanity and what it means to be human are put to the ultimate test.

“All of our Teen Rep plays this year explore the ethics of science and creation,” said Jeffery Allen, Producing Artistic Director for Oddfellows Playhouse. “It’s a virtue of ours to choose mature plays that give our young people the chance to be challenged and to view their world through a different lens,” he said.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the box office at (860) 347-6143 or by e-mail at tickets@oddfellows.org.