U-R-U by Julia Lederer


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U-R-U by Julia Lederer

First Daughter, Helen Spectacular, arrives at the world’s largest robot-producing start-up with a plan to free the robots and grant them human rights. She quickly becomes embroiled in both a love triangle and a secret science experiment that might be what’s causing the robots to revolt. Absurdly comic and existentially chilling, U-R-U examines the societal obsession with progress at all costs and the decreasing worth of humanity in this increasingly artificial world. A comedy about the inevitable robot take-over and the value of humanity (if it still exists).

A new play inspired by Karel Capek's R.U.R., perfect for colleges & high schools!

Keywords:  Robots, technology, large cast, comedy, apocalypse, humanity, love, LGTBQ, future, adaptation, feminist
Genre: Comedy
Run time: 100 minutes
Acts: 4
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 7
Doubled roles: 1
Suitable for students aged 14+
Maximum # of roles: 18
Minimum # of roles: 7
Lots of flexibility in casting in terms of # of actors, gender, ethnicity, etc.
"Julia Lederer is a writer with a delightfully original voice." - Toronto Star