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Marjorie Prime

  • Des Moines Social Club
  • Address: Stagewest Theatre Company, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Wed - Sat 7:30 - 10 p.m.; Sun 2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Phone: (515) 309-0251
  • Price: $20 - $33


Iowa Premiere By Jordan Harrison 

The Story: It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

“Jordan Harrison’s elegant, thoughtful and quietly unsettling drama… keeps developing in your head, like a photographic negative, long after you have seen it…At some point, you realize that it’s been landing skillfully targeted punch after punch, right where it hurts.” – The New York Times
“Marjorie Prime…is primarily concerned with something eternal:  the way our humanity is shaped and warped by the mysterious ebbs and flows of memory.” – Los Angeles Times

Most StageWest Productions are intended for young adults in High School and above. More information about this production is available on our webpage. Subscriber Seating 30 Minutes Before Performance.

FREE parking is available east of the firehouse in the ramp between 8th & 9th St. and Mulberry & Cherry St. after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Enter the ramp via Mulberry St.only. Please do not park in the West End Architectural Salvage lot.

Marjorie Prime
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  • Des Moines Social Club
  • $20 - $33