|As part of Beakerhead, a citywide spectacle of arts and engineering,
Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents the return of its most popular show,
The sci-fi sensation…
September 11-22, 2013
“It is a poor robot that blames its programming.”
i-ROBOT Theatre is an original play by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre that integrates cutting-edge technology to create a live sci-fi performance. With quick-witted writing, jaw-dropping puppets and, above all, lots of robots, it asks big questions about the nature of identity, autonomy and humanity.
In a near-future world, robots are everywhere. Your toaster discusses philosophy, your humidifier wants to tap dance, and your bedside lamp is afraid of molten lava. The relationship between humanity and technology has never been more intimate… until the mysterious Infanta virus thrusts that delicate balance into chaos.
Inspired by Jason Christie’s i-ROBOT Poetry, development of i-ROBOT Theatre began in September 2009. It premiered to rave reviews in November 2011, quickly becoming Swallow-a-Bicycle’s most popular show. This September, as part of Beakerhead – a citywide spectacle of art and engineering – we are teaming with Calgary’s technology, engineering and fashion communities for a groundbreaking upgrade that you won’t want to miss.
i-ROBOT Theatre at Beakerhead
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Tickets $25 adult, $20 student / senior / arts worker
For more info, call 403.698.3088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The video projection technology in this performance has been made possible through the Calgary Foundation’s funding of a unique partnership between Ghost River Theatre and the Pumphouse Theatres. These professional-grade projectors, specifically selected to function well within a theatre setting, are being made available not only to this company but also, through the management and support of the Pumphouse Theatres, to small and mid-sized Calgary cultural institutions at an affordable rental rate. This means that this exciting but expensive new tool for theatrical production will be accessible to innovative Calgary artists, regardless of their budgets.
Meet the cast & crew!
Address & location info.
Volunteer for i-ROBOT Theatre
Poster design by GOOD Company
“i-ROBOT Theatre is un-frickin-believeable! Brilliant humour, profoundly moving, cool tech, deep philosophy. See it!”
“Floored. Absolutely floored. A thousand kudos wouldn’t be enough. Congrats to all, was worth the wait.”
“Incredible! Beautifully acted, moving, witty and creative.”
“An intriguing, engaging, fluid, thought-provoking show with kick ass actors.”
“An incredibly well-conceived imaginative piece of theatre unlike anything you’ve seen before.”
“It has all the elements that made you love robot stories in the first place.”