This review aired on KBAQ May 21, 2012
STAGE ROBOTS DON’T IMPRESS IN STRAY CAT’S “HEDDATRON”
Stray Cat Theatre, Tempe Performing Arts Center
There’s a lot of on-stage commotion at Stray Cat Theatre’s “Heddatron” as five robots tool around the stage as part of the action in Elizabeth Meriwether’s play. Unfortunately, the stage robots – and they work amazingly well – take audience attention away from the play. It’s a theatrical gimmick that doesn’t intensify the action and creates unnecessary distractions.
“Heddatron” deals with a pregnant housewife abducted after much rambling chatter by the robots. She’s taken to a remote rainforest where her …