New York Times Critics' Pick | Timeout ny 4 Stars | Drama desk nomination

Samuel & ALasdair:
A Personal History
of the Robot War

The Brick, Ars Nova, The New Ohio Theatre  | 2009-2012

 In an alternate global history, the cold war was decided not by detente, not by nuclear holocaust, but by massive robot invasion. Among the survivors, a team of Russian radio hosts, warmed to a lost culture of 1950s Americana, broadcast a story of brothers’ love drawn straight from the American heartland. “Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War” combines 1950s radio drama, vintage country music, and Soviet science for a look back in time and forward to what’s next.

*Winner of  2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of A Play, Outstanding Ensemble, & Outstanding Sound Design. Nominated for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design, New York Magazine Top 10 of 2012, New York Times Critic’s Pick, The Independent Theater Bloggers Association 2012 recipient of the Fourth Annual Patrick Lee Theater Blogger Awards Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Play

“Written by Mr. Bovino and Mr. Curnutte, and fluidly directed by Lila Neugebauer, the show doesn’t burlesque its pop culture sources but honors them. When Ms. Wright Thompson’s Anastasia sings, the music has real power. ”
- The New York Times | Rachel Saltz | Critics' Pick
“This is one of the most smoothly functional theatrical metaphors you’ll have seen in a while, a great, small play about decline and denial and the subtler, unspoken bonds of devotion. Without a crumb of optimism, Samuel & Alasdair is still a spot of warmth in a cold world.”
- New York Magazine | Scott Brown
“The show may feel as fragile as a vacuum tube, but it’s actually unbreakably deft- and delightful to its minutest detail… rest assured, you are safe in the hands of some confident new theatrical talents.”
- Time Out NY | Helen Shaw | 4 Stars
“…pleasantly eccentric and unexpectedly poignant … the acting is dynamic”
- Village Voice | Alexis Soloski

Created by The Mad Ones, Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Set Design by Laura Jellinek, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Lighting Design by Mike Inwood, Sound Design by Stowe Nelson, Music Direction by Michael Dalto

Featuring Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto and Stephanie Wright Thompson