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TLC: Marjorie Prime: Remembering the Past and Designing the Future

  • Santa Fe Playhouse 142 East De Vargas Street Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)
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This powerful, 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning story is about aging, memory, and artificial intelligence. Set in the not too distant future, Marjorie is starting to lose her memories to dementia. Her daughter and son in law employ the assistance of an A.I. program to help her cope and keep her out of a home. In this richly spare new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

Marjorie Prime takes place in the near future, about 30 years from now. The design team has been tasked with the challenge of creating a science fiction world that is very close to our own, but with an even greater reliance on technology. They have imagined what logical extensions of current technology have come to pass, as well as what retro styles from our time have come back around. Join director Duchess Dale, lighting designer Annie Liu, sound designer Miles Blitch, and other members of the team for a fascinating discussion about how to create a realistic, yet futuristic reality.

Performances of Marjorie Prime run from 2 – 19 May at the Santa Fe Playhouse.

FREE! Doors open at 5:30 pm for light refreshments and conversation before the talk.

Click here to go to the TLC page to RSVP.