Tickets for the Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre's production of "Marjorie Prime" are on sale at 802tix.com. Seven performances at the Tuttle Theater at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland will begin on Thursday, Nov. 1.
For its inaugural debut at the Tuttle Hall Theatre at the College of St. Joseph, Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will perform the contemporary drama Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison to open their 14th season. The show will be presented November 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., November 4 at 2 p.m. and November 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. Tuttle Hall Theatre is located on the CSJ campus, 71 Clement Road in Rutland.
The play, directed by Joanne Greenberg, is set in a near future where artificial intelligence has progressed. Aging Marjorie has a fading memory but also a lifelike replica of her dead husband in his younger days. Marjorie and her family clash over the value of this replica as they grapple with shadowy memories and the shared stories that define each of them. An exploration of aging, memory and technology, Marjorie Prime peers into what lies ahead and how our past is rewritten to face the future. Playwright Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime.
The actors in the production include Virginia Smith, Dianne Barclay, Alex Nicosia and Andrew Hamling. Stage manager for the show is Kristen Hixon. Light and sound board operator is Evan Breault, set design by Danielle McKeighan, light design by David Lane, set builder William Cruikshank and producer Sandra Gartner. Volunteers from the CSJ student body also assisted the crew.
Other shows for ART’s 14th season include: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Theatrical Improv, The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry and The Rumpus: An Evening of Storytelling. The season sponsor for ART is The Rutland Herald and the show sponsor for Marjorie Prime is the VNA and Hospice of the SW Region.
Tickets may be purchased from 802TIX.com or via the direct link https://802tix.com/organizations/vermont-actors-repertory-theatre, in person at the Rutland Herald on 77 Grove Street, or at the door. Seventy-five tickets will be sold for each performance and the theatre is handicapped accessible.