Lafayette College Theater presented its production of R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots last weekend in the Williams Center for the Arts.
Written in 1920 by Czech author Karel Capek, the play is an expressionistic journey into genetic engineering on a mass scale and predicted a mechanized world without emotions and without individual rights. It introduced the word “robot” to the world.
The play was directed by Michael O’Neill, associate professor of English and director of theater. The original score was written by mathematics and music graduate Patrick Kelley ’09. Check out a photo gallery from the production.