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 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 the poetry of Calgary author Jason Christie, 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.
Show runs Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm.
Buy Tickets: $25 adult
($20 student, senior and art worker; Pay-What-You-Can on September 15 and 17)