an original play inspired by i-ROBOT Poetry by Jason Christie
June 17-25, 2011
Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00 pm
June 19 & 25 at 3:00 pm
Birds and Stone Theatre
204 16th Ave NW
Tickets: $20 adult, $15 student/senior
For info, call 403.698.3088
"It is a poor robot that blames its programming."
Your toaster is lovesick, your iPod refuses to play Nickleback and your garage door is secretly plotting against you. Welcome to i-ROBOT Theatre, where every machine has a personality and the streets swarm with androids, cyborgs, A.I.s and robots!
Jonathan, an up-and-coming roboticist, lives the perfect suburban life with his household robots and beautiful Robo-Wife. But when the rising threat of the electronic Infanta virus invades their home, the delicate balance of human and machine is thrust into chaos.
i-ROBOT Theatre explores a near-future world populated with robots that work, think... and maybe even feel. What happens when the technology we designed to serve us starts demanding its freedom?
Created by a collaborative team of local theatre artists, i-ROBOT Theatre has been in development since September 2009. Inspired by i-ROBOT Poetry, a collection of robot poems by former Calgarian Jason Christie, this is i-ROBOT Theatre's premiere production.
Director: Charles Netto
Producer: Mark Hopkins
Featuring: Mikaela Cochrane, Wil Knoll, Scott Morris, Sylvia Niederberger, Jeffrey Olynek, Jennifer Roberts, Elaine Weryshko, Aislin Winsor
Writers: Natalee Caple, AJ Demers, Mark Hopkins, Charles Netto
Videographer: Travis Dickie
Set & Lighting Designer: Thomas Hall
Sound Designer: Kyle Hinton
Stage Manager: Kelsey Ledbury
Assistant Stage Manager: Gina Power
Marketing Coordinator: Jenna Shummoogum
Ancillary Event Coordinator: Sara Korman
Comic Expo Coordinator: Emiko Muraki