Season 35 | Marjorie Prime
By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Matthew Wiener
January 11 – February 5, 2017
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 this 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. This smart thought- provoking play about memory is guaranteed to inspire stimulating conversations long after you leave the theatre.