Rossum's Universal Robots
writtten by Karel Čapek
translated by Claudia Novack
Performance Dates and Times: November 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 pm.
Performance Location: Mahan Auditorium
Tickets going on sale soon!
The USNA Masqueraders are proud to present the 1920s Sci-Fi melodrama that introduced the word “robot” into English. When Helena Glory sails to the island factory of Rossum’s Universal Robots, she intends to show the world that robots are every bit as human as we are. Her encounters with Central Director Domin, however, lead her down a completely different path. Ten years later the robots are making everyone’s lives better, but they also have become harder to control. As Helena and the other humans on the island prepare for what seems like a full-scale revolt of the robots, tempers flare and accusations fly.
Will humanity survive or will the robots take control of the Earth?
Parking and Entering the U.S. Naval Academy:
- Any military or DoD personnel with a valid military ID can drive directly onto the Academy grounds. The closest parking to the theater is Alumni Hall parking lot. There is limited parking in front of Mahan Hall.
- For all other audiences, parking is available out in town. The Bladen Street/Calvert Street Parking Garage by St. John's College is available for free parking. GATE 3 of USNA (located at the end of Maryland Avenue) is open until
9PMto any visitor with a valid ID. GATE 1 (located at the end of King George Street) is open until 1AMon weekends.
- Mahan Auditorium is located on Maryland Avenue, within USNA. A tall clock tower graces the roof of the building.