Marjorie Prime (Paperback)

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2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

It's the age of artificial intelligence, and eighty-five-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.

Praise For…


2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

"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 Times

"An elegant study of memory as both escape and prison. In Anne Kauffman’s perfectly chilled yet cozy staging, the human parts of Harrison’s smart, lovely play are built to last." - Time Out New York

"Jordan 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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573704888
ISBN-10: 0573704880
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: October 14th, 2016
Pages: 68
Language: English