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The Art House presents

My Robot

19 Jun 2020 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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The Art House Presents

Barking Gecko Theatre’s  

My Robot

By Finegan Kruckemeyer


A play about making new friends – literally!   

When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange.

While unpacking her room she discovers a mysterious box full of gadgets, parts and pieces, and a strange note that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Her curiosity gets the better of her and she spends all night assembling the objects into Olivetti, a robot with a typewriter chest and an alarm clock heart. Made up of pieces, but more than the sum of her parts.

Together Ophelia and Olivetti take on the local bully and make friends with a child so worried about allergies that he never leaves the house, all while trying to keep her dad from discovering that Olivetti is really a robot. But a bigger challenge is coming – can the pair save their friend and reunite him with his mother?
 
My Robot takes audiences of all ages on a rambunctious adventure filled with robot antics, laughter, daring rescues and bewildered parents, all told with the care and artistry synonymous with Barking Gecko Theatre’s award winning shows. Children will discover that we’re all just made from pieces, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits!
 
 
Primary Robotics Workshop available with School booking - email education@thearthousewyong.com.au for more information!

 


Cast & Creatives

Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director & Dramaturg Matt Edgerton
Designer Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer Chris Donnelly
Composer & Sound Designer James Luscombe
Robot Designer Steve Berrick
Production Manager Michael Maclean
Stage Manager Emily Stokoe
Costume Coordinator Nicole Marrington
Set Construction Onstage Arts
Scenic Artist Ruby Smedley
 
CAST
Ophelia Elise Wilson
Dad/ Orson/ Otis/ O’Leary St John Cowcher
Olivetti the Robot Sarah Nelson

 

Reviews

“This is children’s theatre at its best” – Seesaw Magazine

"The elegant simplicity of Finegan Kruckemeyer’s writing engages from the start and certain one liners dig deep into the special part of your heart reserved for childhood memory” – Seesaw Magazine

"While the robotics and special effects in this play are extraordinary, what lies at its heart is a beautiful, poetic tale about acceptance." Subiaco Post

 

Venue

The Art House Theatre

Times

Fri 19 Jun 2020 - 11AM

Fri 19 Jun 2020 - 6PM

Important Information

Duration: 60 minutes
Warnings: Show contains theatrical haze/strobe effects
For ages 4 – 12

Tickets

Adult $20
Child $15
Family (2A + 2C, 1A + 3C) $60
School $12

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