[Chicago-talk] Oktoberfestive social meetup

Hal Wigoda hwigoda at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 17 22:38:40 PDT 2008

that's funny,
cause that play was my Senior Class Play
and I played the robot that took over the world.

Rossum's Universal Robots.

Radius was his name, no?

Where was the play put on?


On Oct 18, 2008, at 12:19 AM, Mike Fragassi wrote:

> OK, we've got a 6:30, a 7, and an 8.  Median is 7 pm.  How is that
> with everybody?
> As an aside:  I just caught the local performance of the play  
> 'R.U.R.', the original Czech play from the 1920's that invented the  
> word 'robot'. It turns out that the central ideas behind Blade  
> Runner and Terminator are as old as the word itself.  And that the  
> original concept behind the word 'robot' was bio-tech, not  
> mechanical.  The play's pretty good too, or, at least, this  
> particular production was really well done and very well acted.  It  
> was a bit wordily melodramatic at points, which almost certainly is  
> due to the fashion of the time when the play was written. It's only  
> playing this weekend and the next, so Joe Mike Bob says
> check it out.
> http://www.strawdog.org/index.php?section=history&production=rur
> "If you must see only one play this Halloween about the incipient  
> Robot Uprising, make it this one!"
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, Hal Wigoda wrote:
>> I have a guitar class at old town school of folk music at Wilson  
>> and lincoln from 6:30 to 8 pm.
>> So I can come after...
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