heddatron, robots and the role of ypsilanti

No time to dig into it right now, but I wanted to pass along this note from Jim:

Did you know that the main character of the new play ‘Heddatron’ is a kidnapped Ypsilanti housewife?

I wonder if it’s just because our quirky, little city has an interesting name, or if there’s something more to it… I wonder if, perhaps, there’s any connection to the band Captured By Robots, who often play at Ypsilanti’s Elbow Room.

This entry was posted in Art and Culture. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.


  1. Theodore Glass
    Posted February 6, 2006 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    From Wired:

    Hedda Gabler, which many consider Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, tells the story of a deeply conflicted woman whose world comes crashing down when she’s faced with the success of a former lover. The resulting tensions between loyalty, social position, and her own heart drive the action. Heddatron is considerably less linear. It bounces from robots enacting a doomed staging of Hedda Gabler, to student book reports on Ibsen’s plays, to a mother in Ypsilanti, Michigan, whom the robots abduct to star in their production, to Ibsen’s house, where the playwright lives with his overbearing wife and what the script terms a kitchen slut. The 19th-century Swedish playwright August Strindberg also appears, carrying a sack of used condoms and writing plays with a Sharpie that’s glued to his crotch.


  2. mark
    Posted February 6, 2006 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    My guess, and I know it’s a long-shot, is that the author of the play got the idea while watching Captured By Robots perform in Ypsilanti.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Pythias