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Samuel and Alasdair

New Ohio Theatre presents

The Return of Samuel & Alasdair

January 5 - 21, 2012      NOW EXTENDED FROM FEB. 9 - 18!!


If you missed The Mad Ones’ sold-out, limited run, first in Brooklyn and then at the New Ohio, you have 7 more chances to see the award-winning show, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War, winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Sound Design!

New Ohio Theatre is excited to bring back The Mad Ones hit show as part of the inaugural season in our new space. Come see what Alexis Soloski of the Village Voice calls “pleasantly eccentric and unexpectedly poignant.”

Helen Shaw of Time Out New York raves, “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.” (4 stars)


The Invasion Continues: A teaser for Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War.
For more videos, check out The Mad Ones YouTube Channel

Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War
February 9-18, 2012

Broadcasting live from the Victory Theater in downtown Irkutsk, it’s the “At Home Field Guide”, brought to you by Soviet Free Radio Order. Today your hosts buck the chaos and mounting panic to bring you an American story of first love and first heartbreak, along with the musical stylings of Alexei ‘Tumbleweed’ Petrovya. Tune in, take heart–and be careful out there, friends.

In an alternate global history, the cold war was decided not by détente, 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 in a sci-fi surrealist War of the Worlds-meets-A Prairie Home Companion examination of American nostalgia.

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM

With: Marc Bovino*, Joe Curnutte*, Michael Dalto and Stephanie Wright Thompson*

Director: Lila Neugebauer
Set Design: Laura Jellinek
Costume Design: Jessica Pabst
Lighting Design: Mike Inwood
Sound Design: Stowe Nelson

*appear courtesy of Actors' Equity

More Press for Samuel & Alasdair

"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."

"The show is memorable, fresh, and original."
"...daffy and chilling." (3 stars)

"The play turns out far from run-of-the-mill. Because of their idiosyncratic approach and the distinctively nostalgic aesthetic, The Mad Ones pull it off and set themselves ahead of the pack....Far from textbook realism, the Mad Ones simply give us well-executed, spectacular reality."

"The New Ohio Theatre has a hit on its hands....These are three of the most enjoyable performances you will see in New York at the moment."

Winners of three 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Ensemble, & Outstanding Sound Design.

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