Okay. Okay. Its a vacation and almost the new year. BUT I got an email about Les Freres Corbusier upcoming Heddatron, an all-robot Hedda Gabler and I’m already counting down the days.

More after the jump.

Les Freres Corbusier presents

By Elizabeth Meriwether
Directed by Alex Timbers
Produced by Aaron Lemon-Strauss

February 8-February 25
All Performances at 8:30pm

HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Avenue, C/E to Spring

Tickets: $15 through SmartTix
212-868-4444 | www.lesfreres.org/tickets

Les Freres Corbusier continues its irreverent massacre of historical icons and academic esoterica by taking on famed playwright Henrik Ibsen, the well-made play, and contemporary issues in robotics. Ibsen is thwarted by August Strindberg and his kitchen slut throughout his fevered struggle to write the great feminist drama, Hedda Gabler, while a contemporary housewife in Michigan is abducted by robots and forced to perform Ibsen’s masterpiece over and over again…

With real functioning robots portraying half of the parts, alongside humans who will play the other half, Heddatron will be one of the first theatrical productions to use functional robots as actors. Employing robotic automation and text-to-speech software, humans will perform opposite a hunky Lovborg-bot, a clunky Tessman-bot, as well as blinking, smoking, and whirring co-stars who portray Judge Brack, Aunt Julie, and the rest of Ibsen’s menagerie.

Scenic Design: Cameron Anderson
Lighting Design: Tyler Micoleau
Costume Design: Jenny Mannis
Video Design: Jacob Pinholster
Sound Design: Bart Fasbender
Robot Design: The Botmatrix
Graphic Design: Mike Solomon
Dramaturgy: Anne Davison
Production Stage Manager: Katherine West Valles
Stage Manager: Alaina Buckland
Assistant Stage Manager: Betty Tung
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting
Press Representation: Richard Kornberg & Associates

Featuring: Carolyn Beaumler Bost*, Sam Forman, Gibson Frazier*, Ryan Karels*, Daniel Larlham*, Julie Lake, Nina Hellman*, Spenser Lee Carrion-O’Driscoll, Michael Schulman, Jeremy Shamos*, and Ian Unterman

*Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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