April 6, 2019 Marjorie Prime
by Jordan Harrison, Director: Macey Levin
It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.Jordan Harrison’s elegant, thoughtful and quietly unsettling drama… keeps developing in your head, like a photographic negative, long after you have seen it…At some point, you realize that it’s been landing skillfully targeted punch after punch, right where it hurts. —The New York TimesJordan Harrison’s play…has all the hallmarks of the best science fiction; it’s clever in conceit, alive with humor, surprising in its turns, and terribly haunting by the time the lights go out. —The New Yorker [Go to Season Schedule for our season’s offerings.]================================================
Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main Street (west side of Route 7), Sheffield, MADoors open at 2pm & 7pm for complimentary beverages and refreshments.
The reading begins at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, with a discussion to follow.Tickets $30
Students, 18 and under, $20
Cash or check only
For reservations call 860-435-NWCT (6928), or