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Save The Robots

Book by E. Ether; Music by Rob Susman; Lyrics by Clark Render

Save The Robots

at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row  [map]

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Humanity is what we make of it.

A sci-fi rock musical based on Karel Capek's play R.U.R., which invented the word "robot." A new life form of artificial people called Robots has made a young businessman billions and humanity dependent on them. When the line between humans and Robots become a blur, both species must help each other to save all life on earth. Featuring a diverse musical score of epic power-pop anthems, you'll think, laugh, and appreciate what you've got a little more. To save humanity, we must SAVE THE ROBOTS!

Please note: Platinum or Diamond Members and Patrons may book tickets online after June 2. Tickets will be released to the general public 48 hours prior to curtain on an as-available basis.

Running Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission

E. Ether

E. Ether (Book)

Has been apart of the collective process to bring SAVE THE ROBOTS from Hagatha's CBGB's mix-tapes to the theatrical stage since 2012, and is beyond thrilled to be making this book writing debut with this wonderful music, hard and heartfeltly thought and fought out adaptation, and honor of selection for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. "The Future is Unwritten."



Rob Susman

Rob Susman (Music/Musical Director)

As a performing musician, Rob Susman has appeared with The Allman Brothers Band, Liza Minelli, Tito Puente, Idina Menzel, and Christina Aguilera.  His Broadway pit orchestra credits include Gypsy, Wonderful Town, The Color Purple, and Motown the Musical. He has composed for PBS’s Reading Rainbow, the NYU Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Brass.  He has served as Musical Director/Composer/Arranger/One Man Band for SAVE THE ROBOTS THE MUSICAL since its inception.



Clark Render

Clark Render (Lyrics)

A long-time fixture on the Off-Off-Off Broadway/nightclub scene, Clark has graced some of the dingiest places imaginable. In addition to fronting Hagatha, he’s half of the comedy duo “Duelling Bankheads” (thank you, Tallulah), as well as a member of the “Black Lips” performance cult founded by Antony of Antony and the Johnsons. “You always were a headache, and you always were a bore” - William Burroughs. We are not having any of that.



Erica Ether

Erica Ether (Radius)

Erica is a singer-song-writer, illustrator, comic book lover, and Fashion Disasterpiece. Her self-made music videos have been Official Selections at the Williamsburg International Film Festival and Brooklyn Wildlife Festival. Previous Favorite Credits include JCS (Mary Magdalene), A Chorus Line (Diana & Val), and Nunsense (Sister Amnesia). She's overjoyed to be originating this role and to be able to perform this show with such a talented group. Youtube.com/ETHEReyes2020 + Soundcloud.com/ETHEReyes



Justin Jutras

Justin Jutras (Harry Domain)

NYC: Debut. Tours: The Wedding Singer (Sammy, 1st nat'l), Grease! w/ Frankie Avalon (Doody). Regional: RENT (Roger), Trailer Park (Duke), Hair (Woof), Grease (Kenickie). Thanks to the Fam, The Roster, friends who kick ass, C-3PO and R2-D2. These are most likely the droids that you’re looking for. B.A. Rhode Island College.



Alexander Robin Kass

Alexander Robin Kass (Primus)

Alexander is a recent graduate from the Westminster College of Arts, Rider University with a BM in Music Theatre. Credits include The Aliens (KJ), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus), The Wedding Singer (Glen Gulia), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Freud), Curtains (Bobby Pepper), and Legally Blonde (Sundeep/Nikos Track). Alec is moving to London where he will be getting a Masters degree in Acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).



Rebecca Knowles

Rebecca Knowles (Venus)

Rebecca is thrilled to work on such an exciting, new project! Recent credits: Rhapsody Collective, Play on Words, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Playhouse REP. BFA from Point Park University. Up next: Heavenly in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youthrebeccaknowles.net



Lindsay Lavin

Lindsay Lavin (Helena Glory)

Lindsay Lavin is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Currently, she is the lead singer in a Theatre Rock band. Some past credits include: Rent (Maureen), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Rachel), Company (Sarah). www.LindsayLavin.com



Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein

Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein (Dr. Bridget Gall)

Charlotte grew up in London and recently graduated from Yale College (Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Mary Sunshine in Chicago). She has won numerous singing awards (musical theater and opera) and studied acting with Austin Pendleton. She has done several plays and shorts since reaching NYC, but is especially excited to be making her NYMF debut! Particularly as a mad (awesome, rockin' out) scientist. www.charlottethunhohenstein.com



Jennifer Sandella (Director)

Jennifer Sandella is a Brooklyn based director, producer and the Artistic Director of Random Access Theatre. She holds a Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a BFA from Hofstra University. Upcoming: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Quirky Productions) and The Taming of the Shrew (Random Access Theatre). Jennifer is a member of the Greenhouse Ensemble and is the festival coordinator for the BEAT Brooklyn Festival. jennifersandella.com