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Press Release: MARJORIE PRIME

For Immediate Release

From: Nancy Richards
nancy@northcoastrep.org
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

NORTH COAST REP HERALDS NEW YEAR
WITH CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT,
‘MARJORIE PRIME’ by JORDAN HARRISON

Performances Beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Running Through Sunday, February 5, 2017
Performances Beginning Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Directed by Matthew Wiener

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Solana Beach, Calif. North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its highly successful Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of MARJORIE PRIME, hailed as “an elegant, thoughtful, quietly unsettling drama” by The New York Times. Written by Jordan Harrison, the play enjoyed triumphant runs in Los Angeles and New York and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama and won the 2016 Horton Foote Prize, which honors excellence in American theatre. Jordan Harrison is a playwright’s playwright. His work has premiered at some of the most prestigious regional theatres - and though he’s not yet 40, he has already amassed an impressive number of awards and fellowships. But Harrison has also found success in Hollywood, his play Marjorie Prime has been adapted into a film debuting at the Sundance Festival next year starring Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis and Lois Smith.

MARJORIE PRIME tells the tale of a near future in which artificial intelligence is used to treat dementia and depression in the form of “primes”- humanoid lifelike robots that speak with patients in the form of lost loved ones and provide companionship for the lonely.

Matthew Wiener directs Dee Maaske*, Steve Froelich, Elaine Rivkin*, and Gregory North*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Melanie Chen (Sound), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Andrea Gutierrez (Props) and Peter Herman (Wig & Hair). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager.

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

For background information and photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.

Busy director Matthew Wiener and his talented cast are available for interviews by phone, in person, and in- studio. For more information and to arrange interviews or press tickets, please contact Nancy Richards at nancy@northcoastrep.org, or 917-873-6389 cell.

For further information or tickets visit www.northcoastrep.com, or call the box office at (858-481-1055.

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