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“Universal Robots” Mesmerizes, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

“Universal Robots” Mesmerizes, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

Mac Rogers’ Intelligent Dialogue Delights, Disturbs by Robert M. Gardner Do robots taking over the world sound too bizarre to be true?  Not if you go to see Quantum Dragon’s latest production, “Universal Robots.” Mac Rogers’ play is based on Karel Capek’s 1920 play “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots), imagining a robot-filled future.  What would happen if robots created by a mad scientist, Madame Rossum (fierce Michaela Greeley), replace humans, freeing us from drudgery? And leaving room for art and music….

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“Marjorie Prime”—Memories Come Alive, but May Not Be True, at MTC

“Marjorie Prime”—Memories Come Alive, but May Not Be True, at MTC

Jordan Harrison’s Poignant Questions Take High-Tech Form by Pamela Feinsilber Jordan Harrison’s 2015 Pulitzer-finalist play “Marjorie Prime” opens with a living room conversation between Marjorie, in her ancient, tattered armchair, and Walter, on a sleek, narrow sofa. Although Marjorie is in her eighties and Walter is about 30, it’s soon apparent that they are looking back on their marriage. Walter is a Prime, a computer-generated holographic being who exists to learn and then share Marjorie’s memories with her. Since Marjorie…

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