R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
By Karel Capek
Directed by Samantha K. Wyer
Jun 30 2014

R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)

In the National Academy of Sciences


Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the Shakespeare Theatre Company for a free 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. Visitors also need to show a photo ID to enter the National Academy of Sciences.


The reading will take place at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave NW.  Limited parking available, closest metro station is Foggy Bottom.

Watch the DASER discussion about the play and about the history of the word "robot".

The cast: John Lescault, Lee McKenna, Bev Appleton, Kimberly Gilbert, Rick Foucheux, Harry Winter, Tim Getman, Hugh Nees, Jefferson Russell, Kim Schraf, Joe Isenberg, Norah Achrati, Thony Mena, Nick Byron, Jacob Yeh, Manu Kumasi, Joy Jones, Matthew Magee.