NOOSA alive! In association with Ensemble Theatre Sydney
proudly present the QUEENSLAND PREMIERE…
A THOUGHT-PROVOKING PLAY WITH A POWERFUL EMOTIONAL CORE
Playwright: Jordan Harrison
Director: Mitchell Butel
Cast: includes-Maggie Dence, Richard Sydenham
What would you choose to remember? What would you choose to forget? If you could rebuild the past and bring a loved one back to some kind of life, would you do it? In the not too distant future a service has been introduced to resurrect loved ones in holographic form. Eighty-five year old Marjorie has brought back her husband. But when he was 30. When they first fell in love…
Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, MARJORIE PRIME, like Spike Jonze’s film HER or sci-fi series BLACK MIRROR, delves into a world of artificial intelligence and robotics and virtual assistants, but through the lens of the everyday, the everywoman and her family. It explores the benefits and joys that technology could bring but also the possible heartache. It raises poignant questions about the impression we leave on others, the details we remember, the stories we re-craft and the love we’re lucky to experience. Written by Jordan Harrison (writer on the Netflix hit ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, this acclaimed Off-Broadway sensation arrives at NOOSA alive! Direct from the Australian Premiere season at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre with a stellar cast led by award-winning director Mitchell Butel.
Don’t miss this thought-provoking and unique family drama.
“Elegant, thoughtful and quietly unsettling drama.” The New York Times
“Jordan Harrison’s play…has all the hallmarks of the best science fiction; it’s clever in conceit, alive with humour, surprising in its turns and terribly haunting by the time the lights go out.” The New Yorker
Date: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 July
Time: 2.00pm Matinee (25 July) and 7.30pm (24 & 25 July)
Prices: $57.50 (matinee) – $62.50 (evening) (includes booking fee)
Venue: The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa
Duration: 80 minutes without intermission
# Recommended for ages 14+
Marjorie Prime is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.