Youngstown Playhouse to Present ‘Marjorie Prime’

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Playhouse will present “Marjorie Prime” for a two-weekend run beginning Nov. 19 in the theater’s Moyer Room. 

The play was written by Jordan Harrison and is being directed by Susi Thompson. The cast is Molly Galano, Roz Blystone, Carl Brockway and Brian Suchora.

The drama focuses on 85-year-old Marjorie, who possesses a lifetime’s worth of memories that are fading.

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and Marjorie has a new companion that is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. The play asks, “What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?” It explores the complicated nature of familial relationships, the mysteries of human identity, and the limits – if any – of what technology can replace.

Show times will at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 20, 21 and 28; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28. For tickets, call 330 788 8739.

A post-show discussion will be take place on Sunday, Nov. 28, with the director in conversation with Regime Willis of the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater East Ohio.

Pictured: Molly Galano and Carl Brockway in a scene from “Marjorie Prime.”

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