Play Club with Forward Theater: Marjorie Prime

Where: 
Monroe Street Branch Public Library

Play Club is part book club, part performance experience.  This program presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion, performance of scenes by actors, and discussion with director and actors. Participants will gain a new perspective on what makes a play work and how it is brought to life on stage.

Participants will sign up at the library for Play Club and will receive a copy of the play, Marjorie Prime, by Jordan Harrison, to read prior to Play Club.  

At the Play Club event, a representative from Forward Theater will lead the discussion, and two actors will read scenes from the play. The discussion includes not just the themes and issues contained in the script, but also, how the play will make the leap from the page to the stage. Play Club discussions are lively and far ranging, and attendees are given a special discount code for tickets to the play discussed.

Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison:  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.

Program lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Marjorie Prime  is part of Forward Theater’s 2017-2018 What’s Next? Season.  This play will run from April 5-22, 2018 at the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
For more information about Forward Theater visit: http://www.forwardtheater.com/onstage.

Sponsoring Partner(s): 
Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Dane Arts

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