Karel Capek News

 
Date of Birth: January 09, 1890
Date of Death: December 25, 1938 (48)

Birth Place: Male Svatonovice, BOHEMIA
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 11, 2018

Adapted from Karel Capek's 1930s sci-fi satire, War With The Newts is set on an oyster trawler, en route to a colony of human survivors after the titular conflict.  Along the way, the show takes in issues of race, refugees, nationalism and animal experimentation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Acclaimed Film-Stage Director Kanakan-Balintagos Talks M. BUTTERFLY; Show Premieres 9/13BWW Interview: Acclaimed Film-Stage Director Kanakan-Balintagos Talks M. BUTTERFLY; Show Premieres 9/13
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Jul 31, 2018

A prolific dramatist, Tennessee Williams proved most succinct in declaring an ironic dictum: A play does not exist until it's on the stage. (more...)

WAR WITH THE NEWTS To Hold Previews At Refract Festival, Sale Waterside Before Its Edinburgh Fringe RunWAR WITH THE NEWTS To Hold Previews At Refract Festival, Sale Waterside Before Its Edinburgh Fringe Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Deep below Summerhall, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. This immersive experience merges global risk, technological revolution and new(t) capitalism to imagine a post-Brexit future. The sights, sounds and smells of the hull of a ship are brought to vivid life with a live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall and an imaginative set by Hannah Sibai. At the discretion of The Company life jackets may be provided. (more...)

Montalvo's 'Open Access' Brings Science, Poetry, And Music To LifeMontalvo's 'Open Access' Brings Science, Poetry, And Music To Life
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

In the coming months, the Sally & Don Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center will hosts three exciting Open Access events designed to provide a behind-the-scenes peek into how Lucas Artists Fellows and Guest Artists generate ideas, while also showcasing works in process and fully realized new works. (more...)

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Main Street Players
by Roger Martin - Apr 24, 2017

Just watch the brilliant Carol Sussman as Marjorie, sliding through dementia to death and beyond. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for New Hampshire (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for New Hampshire (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for New Hampshire (more...)

Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild will celebrate the end of its 30th Anniversary Season with Back To Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach, the final episode in its multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's visionary cycle of plays about humanity's destiny. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

BWW Review: RUR Brings History's First Robots to Gamut
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 19, 2017

Before Gort, there were flesh and blood 'robots' in Karel Capek's play about humans and what might or might not be humans. Clark Nicholson directs a visually lush, deeply introspective little show about the end of the world as we know it. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Gamut Theatre Opens Classic Science Fiction Play RUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Gamut Theatre Group opens the classic science fiction play, RUR by Karel Capek, on February 11, 2017 at the New Gamut Theatre located at 15 N. 4th Street in downtown Harrisburg. (more...)

The Acting Company's 44th National Tour Pairs Shakespeare & Malcolm X
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Acting Company announces its 2016-17 season and 44th national tour featuring two new gripping dramas in repertory -- the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's X and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Both will be staged in an exciting artistic and educational collaboration with nearly 30 universities, colleges and community partners. The Company also has announced a five month, monthly Monday night Salon Reading Series in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Quirky MACHINE MAKES MAN Extends Tradition of Science Fiction on Stage at Cape Town Fringe
by David Fick - Sep 23, 2016

Dealing with the concepts of technological singularity and transhumanism, Adina and Michael Verson-McQuilken's MACHINE MAKES MAN navigates its way through the traditions of science fiction, ultimately emerging as a poignant reflection on the nature of humanity, with some broadly comic entertainment along the way. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and More Set for Washington Stage Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild announces the 2016-2017 season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit-smart theatre for a smart town! (more...)

Maxamoo Releases Special Podcast Interview with Playwrght Mac Rogers
by Maxamoo - Jun 3, 2016

Mac Rogers is a wizard at translating sci-fi, a genre most commonly associated with comic books and movies, to the stage. His plays include The Honeycomb Trilogy, Viral, and the forthcoming Universal Robots, produced by Gideon Productions at the Sheen Center, June 3rd through the 26th. Tickets are only $25! Mac is also well-known as the writer behind the sci-fi serial podcast The Message, a joint venture by Panoply and GE. (more...)

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