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Japanese Robot Android

Flynn Center presents

Seinendan Theatre Company + Osaka University Robot Theater Project Japanese Robot Android Human Theater "Sayonara" and "I, Worker"

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  • Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:00 PM

$25

“Just be sure that, if you are lucky enough to see this groundbreaking work, you don’t blow a fuse in your amazement at the end!” —Japan Times

Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Oriza Hirata teams up with world-renowned roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro to present Japanese Robot Android Human Theater: the first full-scale theater production in which human actors share the stage with robots. Set in the near future when it has become natural for robots and humans to coexist, I, Worker depicts a young couple, the Mayamas, who live with two robots named Takeo and Momoko. The second piece, Sayonara, stars an android who not only looks but acts like a human, and features a scene in which a robot recites Japanese, French, and German poems to her dying young master. This groundbreaking, haunting performance casts questions on the roles of work, technology, and what it means to be human, as well as our relationship with life and death.

This program’s six-city tour is co-produced by and , and organized by Japan Society, New York.


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Hospitality support from Green Mountain Suites

This performance is funded in party by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; and in part by Andrea's Legacy Fund, used to protect and maintain the Flynn's performing arts and education programs.

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