Show com­bines theatre with dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy

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Clarence St Theatre in Hamil­ton will be pre­sent­ing stage show Ann Droid — The Ad­ven­tures of Ro­bot Girl dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

The show com­bines theatre with the new­est dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies — pro­jec­tion, a smart LED cos­tume, a ro­bot ball and a drone in a fas­ci­nat­ing story for all ages.

The show is writ­ten by Hun­gar­ian cou­ple Katalin Lengyel and Sz­abolcs Toth-zs, who have back­grounds in dance and new me­dia de­sign.

Like a Pinoc­chio of the 21st cen­tury, Ann — the ro­bot girl, has a goal to be­come hu­man.

Dur­ing her jour­ney on the ground, in the air and un­der water she has to face many chal­lenges that help her discover the most im­por­tant virtues in life.

With ref­er­ences to gam­ing, Ann lev­els up at each stage of her ad­ven­ture, even­tu­ally cul­mi­nat­ing in her un­veil­ing as a real child and pro­vid­ing her in­ven­tor with a sec­ond-chance at fa­ther­hood.

Be­fore the eyes of the au­di­ence the drawn an­i­ma­tion comes to life where per­form­ers move to­gether with the pro­jected vi­su­als, creat­ing a 3D movie ex­pe­ri­ence.

One re­viewer had this to say about the show:

“The crescendo is blind­ingly well-ex­e­cuted and un­for­get­table.

“Ann-droid is a def­i­nite must­see — you won’t be dis­ap­pointed.”

■ Ann Droid — The Won­der­ful Ad­ven­tures of Ro­bot Girl:

Two shows only, on Mon­day and Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 8 and 9. Tick­ets are from $16.50.

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