Welcome to the beginning of the robopocalypse.
Ok, not really, but Robot-Human Theater is coming to Philly! And yes, this means robots on stage, acting! Making good on their promise to bring year-round content to our city, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe present the world’s first full-scale robot-human theater production.
Coming from Japan and co-produced by the Seinendan Theater Company + Osaka University Robot Theater Project, this program features 2 short plays: I, Worker deals with a man’s struggle as his robot worker has lost motivation to accomplish it’s tasks. In Sayonara, a lifelike android named Geminoid F offers comfort to a human girl suffering from a fatal illness. But when the robot’s mechanics go awry, the meaning of life and death for both human and robot are questioned.
The show will run for 75 minutes with an intermission and is presented in Japanese and English with English subtitles. Robot-Human Theater takes place Friday Feb 15 th and Saturday Feb 16th at 8pm at the Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American St). Tickets are $28 (discounts available for Festival members, students, and those aged 25 and under with ID) and may be purchased here.
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