Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RUR kicks off Oddfellows' Main Stage

Oddfellows Playhouse will kick off its 36th Main Stage Season on Nov. 11 when its Teen Repertory Company performs Karel Capek’s RUR, adapted by Dr. Claudia Novack. Additional performance dates are Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 for Reserved Seating, $15 for Adults General Admission and $8 for Students/Seniors.

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 Thursday 11/11 is a Pay-What-You-Can Preview. Please bring a canned food item with you for Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

This production is made possible through the generous support of the CT State Department of Education, The CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the Stare Fund, Pratt & Whitney-Middletown and our radio sponsor WESU 88.1FM. Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street, Middletown. For more than 35 years Oddfellows Playhouse has been more than just a performing arts program. It aims to make a positive difference in the lives of young people by using the arts as tools to build self-confidence, communication skills, a sense of responsibility, and an appreciation for the richness and diversity of the world in which we live.

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