Come explore the very nature of life with the play written by Karel Capek that invented the word "robot."

What makes us human?  What is consciousness? And what will it look like when artificial intelligence turns against its creators?  

UCSC Crown College is proud to present a newly re-imaged adaption of “R.U.R.” Rossum’s Universal Robots with performances March 3-5, 2023 at the Merrill Cultural Center.

A secretive robot factory creates a global supply of humanoid robots to perform those tasks humans no longer wish to do.  As the robots take over every aspect of human labor, people lose their purpose and soon the robots are sparked to revolt.


Imagine the near future with this original stage adaptation directed by Abel Cornejo and performed by Digital Theatre Workshop.


With sets and costumes inspired by cyberpunk manga and anime, witness this dazzling and colorful quest for love and connection, in a time of encroaching artificial life. 


R.U.R. stands for Rossum’s Universal Robots



General Admission - $10

USCS Student  -  Free



FRI 3/3 @ 7pm

SAT 3/4 @ 7 pm

SUN 3/5 @ 2pm



Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz Campus


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Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm to 8:30am

Merrill Cultural Center
200 McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Academic, Arts & Culture, Science & Technology




$10 General Admission, Free UCSC

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