Marjorie Prime (Paperback)

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Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"Brilliant... A startling and profound new drama." -Jesse Green, New York magazine

With help from an intriguingly innovative technology in a future not far from our present, Marjorie examines her past, sometimes replacing her realities with idealized memories. Through deeply drawn characters--both real and in the form of artificial intelligence companions, or "Primes"--Harrison burrows into troubling questions of the digital age: What would we remember, and what would we forget, given the power of authorship? Will we be any less human, once computers know us better than ourselves?

About the Author


Jordan Harrison grew up on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. His plays include Maple and Vine, The Grown-Up, Doris to Darlene, Amazons and Their Men, Finn in the Underworld, Act a Lady, Kid-Simple and Futura. Harrison is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, the Kesselring Prize, and the Horton Foote Prize, among other awards. He was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. A graduate of the Brown MFA program, Harrison is a writer-producer for the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781559365246
ISBN-10: 1559365242
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: English