Contributors will be able to secure complimentary tickets for the production, as well as priority access to reserved seating, as well as the possibility of taking home limited edition posters and signed copies of the original script adaptation being created specifically for this production. New Muses is also opening up the possibility of sponsoring specific design elements and becoming a producer on the production.
“I’m really looking forward to this show,” says Olson, “It isn’t very often that I get to mix my love of theater with my not-so-secret love of science fiction, and to be able to do just that with a great script, and a historical script at that, is really exciting. As much fun as it is to market the sci-fi aspects of the script, it’s actually a really great piece of political drama and touches on a ton of social issues from the time that are unfortunately still relevant today. I’ve been looking for the right show to run a crowd-funding campaign on for a couple years now and this finally seemed like the right time and the right script. I love that (crowd-funding) gets the local audience involved early on and let’s them really take ownership of the show before they step in the theater. And it guarantees people a ticket, which is always good.”
The deadline for the funding campaign is midnight on July 31, 2014. If funding is successful production will begin immediately to be ready for the September 5 opening.
Interested persons can find more information on the New Muses website (www.NewMuses.com) or by visiting Kickstarter and searching for R.U.R.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Written in 1920, R.U.R. is a Czech play about a Rossum’s Universal Robot factory and what happens when the robots begin to develop human emotions, needs, and desires. Of historical note, Karel Capek actually invented the word Robot for this play, marking the beginning of an entire genre of science fiction.
R.U.R. is scheduled to run for three weekends from September 5 – 21, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00 in the Dukesbay Theater 508 6th Ave #10, Tacoma.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
New Muses Theatre Company is dedicated to producing intelligent, thought-provoking, and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience.
Founded in 2009, New Muses Theatre Company has produced works ranging from The Importance of Being Earnest and Hamlet to their recent Seattle production of Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, and Tacoma production of Neil Labute’s The Shape Of Things. Upcoming events include the 2014 One-Night-Only staged reading series and Karel Capek’s R.U.R.
For more information please visit www.NewMuses.com.
September 5 – 21, 2014
By Karel Capek | Adapted and Directed by Niclas Olson
Opening Night: September 5, 2014
Performances at the new Dukesbay Theater, located in the Merlino Art Center at 508 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA. Note: Programming and scheduling are subject to change.
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