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Rossum's Universal Robots

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PACT centre for emerging artists

107 Railway Parade

Erskineville, NSW 2043

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What Fresh Hell is presenting a re-imagined production of the 1920's sci-fi classic Rossum’s Universal Robots at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists this August. The play, which holds the honour of being the first usage of the word ‘Robot’, has, if anything, increased in relevance despite being almost a century old, as its themes and fears increasingly parallel reality.

Rossum's Universal Robots turns out millions of manufactured workers; every household needs a robot so demand has never been higher. Helena Glory, horrified by the Robot's enslavement, comes to ascertain what can be done to improve their situation. She is assured the robots are no different to appliances; why try and make a toaster happy? Five years later Helena is still at the factory; married to Rossum's CEO. Meanwhile, babies have stopped being born; word from the outside world has ceased; wars have been fought and lost with robot soldiers and on top of all that: something in the robots seems... different.

This modernised production explores humanity's compulsive need to replicate itself, the ideologies that drive mass-production and the dream of a life "improved" by technology.

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PACT centre for emerging artists

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Erskineville, NSW 2043

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