What You'll Get
- $30 for two reserved tickets (up to $61 value)
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
- The Play: Written in 1920 (and translated into English three years later), this dark comedy by Czech writer Karel Čapek imagines a future where artificially created beings perform all of humanity’s labor—until they grow weary of their lot and rise up in rebellion.
- The Legacy: It’s not just the earliest ancestor of classic robot rebellion stories such as Terminator and Battlestar Galactica—it’s also the work that introduced the word “robot” into English vocabulary.
- The Author: Čapek was nominated for a Nobel Prize no less than seven times, and though he never won, he did have several literary and science fiction awards named after him in turn.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 4/person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Gamut Theatre Group
From improv comedy to kids' shows to classic dramas, the Gamut Theatre Group offers a veritable feast of theater for kids and grown-ups alike. The Popcorn Hat Players, a team of actors and scriptwriters who produce original versions of classic children's stories with minimal scenery and absolutely no lengthy litigation scenes, complements the dramatic side, the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, a troupe of seven artists who supplement the works of the Bard with similar works that are Shakespearean in content if not in authorship.
Meanwhile, the in-house comedy troupe T.M.I. specializes in long- and short-form, character-driven improv, and Stage Door productions have included radio theatre, staged readings, development of original works by local playwrights, providing theatrical experiences to the greater Harrisburg area.