MARJORIE PRIME

by Jordan Harrison

Co-Pro_WEB

Directed by Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte
Starring Janis Stevens (American Stage’s 4000 MILES)

A TAMPA BAY AREA PREMIERE

“…alive with humor… and terribly haunting.” -The New Yorker

WE THE PEOPLE…DEFY OUR OWN MORTALITY

The Sunshine State and the Golden State join forces for this American Stage/Capital Stage Co-Production. This captivating sci-fi drama explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits – if any – of what technology can replace. It’s the age of artificial intelligence and 86-year-old Marjorie is worried that her memory is fading. But when a mysterious and charming young visitor appears to help Marjorie uncover the intricacies of her past, questions emerge about the limits of technology and the possibility that memory might be a purely human invention. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

MARCH 7 – APRIL 1, 2018

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Steven Sean Garland*
(Jon)
Steven is pleased to return to American Stage, where he was last seen in THE PITMEN PAINTERS and served the Education Dept. for eight years in Pinellas County schools. Regional credits include: WEST SIDE STORY, 12 ANGRY MEN, and THE LIFE OF GALILEO (Asolo Rep); SPRING AWAKENING and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (freeFall Theatre); and AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, DRIVING MISS DAISY, and THE SEAFARER (American Stage). Film and television credits include Chicago Fire, Bloodline, Shots Fired, Burn Notice, Lore, and Andrew Dean’s Fronteras, recently wrapped in Arizona and set for release later this year. Steve is a graduate of UC Davis, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association.

Jamie Jones*
(Tess)
Jamie is thrilled to be making her debut at American Stage. Recent credits include A MOVING DAY (B Street Theatre) and LUNA GALE (Aurora Theatre Company). Other regional theatres include: American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Musical Theatre, Center REPertory Company, Encore Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Sacramento Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Z Space. New York theatres include: The Connelly Theatre, Theatre at St. Clements and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab at HERE Arts Center. Television credits include: Law and Order and the mini-series Gone But Not Forgotten. Jamie is a member of the B Street Theatre Acting Company and an Artistic Associate at Capital Stage. She holds an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre. Thanks to Stephanie Gularte and Michael Stevenson for making this co-production with Capital Stage possible.

Janis Stevens*
(Marjorie)
Janis is very happy to return to American Stage Company where she has been nominated for Tampa Bay Area Theatre Awards for Best Director (SEX WITH STRANGERS) and in the Lead Actress category as Vera in 4000 MILES which she won in 2016. Regional credits include: San Diego’s Old Globe, TheatreWorks/SF Bay Area, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, B Street Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Vermont’s Lost Nation Theater, Theater at Monmouth in Maine and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. She is a 2006 Drama Desk Award Nominee for Outstanding Solo Performance for the role of Vivien Leigh in VIVIEN, a 2015 recipient of Sacramento’s Elly Award for Lifetime Achievement and a very proud Associate Artist with Sacramento’s Capital Stage. Janis will be acting and directing with the 2018 Theater at Monmouth Company and appearing at the Walnut Street in early 2019 as Kate Hepburn in KATE.

Brock D. Vickers*
(Walter)
Brock is happy to return to American Stage after a wonderful run of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Benedick). He is an actor on both screen and stage, writer, playwright, and improviser originally from Georgia, and has trained with Pig Iron, Hedgerow Theatre Company, PHIT, the PAC, and Georgia Southern University. He recently completed his one-man Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL tour and is currently booking venues for 2018. Favorite Regional credits include: Charles II/William in OR, Man in ON THE VERGE, Bullshot in BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, Nikos in BIG LOVE, Commendador in FUENTEOVEJUNA, and Florindo in SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS. To learn more about Brock, his plays, or his tours join his mailing list (you’ll get a free copy of his play BLOOD ON THE KNOCKERS) by visiting www.brockdvickers.weebly.com or follow him
@BrockDavin. GATA

Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to MARJORIE PRIME ticket holders

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday, February 25 at 1PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of MARJORIE PRIME with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Spotlight Series: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Date: Sunday, March 25 at 4:30PM

Great theatre inspires contemplation and challenges our assumptions while inviting us to come together for conversation and a deeper connection. From social and political hot-button issues to ethical dilemmas, American Stage’s Community Conversations dig deeper into the intriguing and sometimes provocative topics explored by our mainstage productions. Join a panel of local experts as they guide us through a lively discussion, and answer questions about the relevancy of the subject matter explored in the play.

MARJORIE PRIME asks us the think about where technology is heading, specifically when it comes to virtual reality and artificial intelligence applications. How can technological progress help us and hinder us? Can we, and should we control it?

Free Event

SPECIAL GUESTS: TBA


Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

Thursdays & Sundays, After Select Performances
MARJORIE PRIME Thursday, March 15, & Sunday, March 18 & 25, 2018

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

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