Phoenicia Playhouse is auditioning for all roles for
by Jordan Harrison
Thursday and Friday Feb 7 & 8 at 6pm and Saturday Feb 9th at 2pm
Marjorie Prime is an intimate drama, yet ambitious in scope. Set in the foreseeable future, Marjorie Prime tells the story of 85-year old Marjorie who is experiencing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. To bring her comfort, her daughter and son-in-law hire a service called Prime, designed to aid Alzheimer patients by creating realistic facsimiles of deceased family members. Marjorie has chosen a younger version of her late husband Walter, who passed away fifteen years ago.
Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love and was named as one of the best new plays by The New York Times.
Seeking: (All ages are approximate)
Marjory: 85 years old, Witty and educated, frustrated by the way her mind and body are betraying her.
Walter: In his 30’s. Marjory’s husband from a different era. Good looking and sympathetic. Although created through Artificial Intelligence, he is not a robot and does not behave artificially in any manner. He is simply Marjory’s husband at a younger age.
Tess: 55 years old. Marjory and Walter’s daughter. Mis-trustful of the new Walter, not only because of its technology, but because his presence rekindles long-ago family dynamics.
Jon: 55 years old. Gregarious and kind, Jon embraces and facilities Walter’s presence in the household. He is the family outsider as well as its care-taker.
Marjory Prime will open on May 3 and close May 19th.
The production will be directed by Michael Koegel, Phoenicia Playhouse’s Artistic Director. Rehearsals will begin in mid-March.