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2012-2013 Season:

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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Eric Parness talks with The Truth Quotientplaywright Richard Manley

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