Photo by Kimberley Mead.

Photo by Kimberley Mead.


Rossum’s Universal Robots

By Karel Capek
Directed by Gabriel Maldonado
Presented by VORTEX Summer Youth Theater


Journey into a chillingly plausible future of artificial intelligence and human cloning in Karel Capek’s prophetic 1920’s play, R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). Capek’s play introduced the term “robot” into the English language. Summer Youth Theatre brings this treasure of modern drama to life in a stylish new production, directed by Gabriel Maldonado.


R.U.R. features adult guest artists Daniel Sawtelle and Andy Agne. The Summer Youth Company features: Cooper Acord, Ariel Atlas, Hayley Armstrong, Zeni Bechtol, Anjelica Hymel, Stephanie Lumpkin, Anissa L. McVea, Hannah Newcomer, Wyndham Shortt, Ismael Sobek, Xander Slay-Tamkin, and Cassidy Timms.


Scenic Design by award-winning resident designer, Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Costume Design by Talena Martinez. Sound Design by David DeMaris. Assistant Direction by Jonathan Blackwell. Stage Management by Adam Gunderson. Production Management by Helen Parish. Production Photos by Kimberley Mead.