About this event:
Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the Shakespeare Theatre Company for a staged reading of R.U.R., a 1920 science fiction play by Czech writer Karel Capek that introduced the word “robot” into the English language.
Directed by Samantha K. Wyer, Director of Education, Shakespeare Theatre Company.
John Lescault, Kimberly Gilbert, Rick Foucheux, Tim Getman, Hugh Nees, Harry Winter, Bev Appleton, Jefferson Russell, Joe Isenberg, Lee McKenna, Norah Achrati, Thony Mena, Jacob Yeh, Manu Kumasi, Joy Jones, Nick Byron and Matthew Magee.
The reading runs approximately two and a half hours and includes a 15 minute intermission.
It’s free! Visitors will be asked to show a photo ID to enter the National Academy of Sciences.
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
Produced by The Shakespeare Theatre Company
at National Academy of Sciences Auditorium
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 201418
Or call: 202-547-1122 (open noon to 6 p.m.)