Comic Potential

Rated 3.0

This odd Alan Ayckbourn play about robots taking over the acting profession doesn't quite know what its overall message is or how to say it. It's never really made clear why robots are so much better than actors, why they're preferred by the human television producers, or how a robot would end up with human emotions. Overall, the play can't decide whether it's a social commentary or broad over-the-top comedy, which presents challenges for this local production that also vacillates in pacing and tone. Still, cast and crew give valiant efforts. F, Sa 8pm. Through 9/13. $15-$20. Resurrection Theatre Company at the Wilkerson Theatre, 1723 25th St.; (916) 223-9568; P.R.