Maggie's set to bring a little NYC to Noosa
ORGANISERS of NOOSA alive! (July 20-29) have pulled off another coup with the presentation of Marjorie Prime, an acclaimed Off-Broadway play to run over July 24 and 25 at The J Theatre.
The performance will be presented in association with Ensemble Theatre, Sydney, and stars Aussie theatre legend Maggie Dence as Marjorie.
Written by Jordan Harrison (Orange is the New Black) and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Marjorie Prime will also showcase some of Australia's finest actors. The play is intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope. It delves into a world of artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual assistants but through the lens of the everyday, the every-woman and family.
The benefits and joys that technology could bring but also the possible heartache, this play is about the impression we leave on others, the details we remember, the stories we re-craft and the love we're lucky to experience.
This is a play for all demographics: those interested in the ways in which we rely on technology in our lives and both the challenges and rewards of that. And also for anyone who loves great theatre or great writing and enjoys a laugh as well as a cry.
"Marjorie Prime is a four hander,” Maggie Dence said. "I play Marjorie and there is my daughter, my husband and Walter, the hologram. The story is a bit of a mystery I think, a family saga about relationships. This is a warm and charming play with a really interesting twist. And the director and cast are fabulous, I'm so looking forward to the play and also visiting and performing in Noosa.'
NOOSA alive! is on from July 20-29. Go to noosaalive.com.au for more information.