Rorschach Theatre presents a staged reading of HUMAN MUSEUM by Miyoko Conley, part of its MAGIC IN ROUGH SPACES NEW PLAY LAB.
HUMAN MUSEUM begins on the centenary of human extinction and follows three robots who run the Human Museum on Earth: the Director, who founded the museum; 65, the curmudgeonly head of digital data; and 237, a sensitive robot who works with physical artifacts. At the start of the play, the robots are putting the finishing touches on their largest exhibition yet, about humanity’s final days on Earth. Delivery Bot, a curious robot searching for something more in life, delivers a package to the museum and decides to stay until the exhibition opening. The robots then receive a startling radio call that upends everything they thought they knew about the last days of humanity.