Prime Cuts: A Pulitzer finalist, and an Orwell fable

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Looking for something interesting this weekend? Whoever you are, the Memphis theater community's probably got something for you. 
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Cloud9's a relatively new company still getting its legs. That sets up Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime — a significant regional premiere — as a probable coming of age story. This Pulitzer finalist is near-future science fiction about a time when artificial intelligences can be programmed to serve as companions for the elderly, even taking on the look and characteristics of lost loved ones. It would easily be the most smartly-written thing on stage this week if Voices of the South hadn't staged a narrative adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm, or if Theatre Memphis' wonderful production of Falsettos had been produced at some other time. As it happens, there's a lot of smart work to choose from. Choose well!

And there's always the ballet.

Event Details Marjorie Prime
@ TheatreWorks
2085 Monroe
Overton Square
Memphis, TN
When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 26
901-272-9323
Theater



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