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North Coast Rep Heralds New Year with Critically Acclaimed Hit, "Marjorie Prime" by Jordan Harrison


Performances Beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2017; Running Through Sunday, February 5, 2017; Directed by Matthew Wiener

Solana Beach, CA, December 22, 2016 --(PR.com)-- North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its highly successful Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of Marjorie Prime, hailed as “an elegant, thoughtful, quietly unsettling drama” by The New York Times. Written by Jordan Harrison, the play enjoyed triumphant runs in Los Angeles and New York and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama and won the 2016 Horton Foote Prize, which honors excellence in American theatre. Jordan Harrison is a playwright’s playwright. His work has premiered at some of the most prestigious regional theatres - and though he’s not yet 40, he has already amassed an impressive number of awards and fellowships. But Harrison has also found success in Hollywood, his play Marjorie Prime has been adapted into a film debuting at the Sundance Festival next year starring Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis and Lois Smith.

Marjorie Prime tells the tale of a near future in which artificial intelligence is used to treat dementia and depression in the form of “primes”- humanoid lifelike robots that speak with patients in the form of lost loved ones and provide companionship for the lonely.

Matthew Wiener directs Dee Maaske*, Steve Froelich, Elaine Rivkin*, and Gregory North*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Melanie Chen (Sound), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Andrea Gutierrez (Props) and Peter Herman (Wig & Hair). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager.

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

For background information and photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.

Busy director Matthew Wiener and his talented cast are available for interviews by phone, in person, and in- studio. For more information and to arrange interviews or press tickets, please contact Nancy Richards at nancy@northcoastrep.org, or 917-873-6389 cell.

Marjorie Prime previews begin Wednesday, January 11. Opening Night on Saturday, January 14, at 8pm, includes a post-show reception. There will be a special talkback on Friday, January 20, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm, through February 5, 2017. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews- $39; Week Nights - $46; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat.- $50; Sat. Mat. & Sun. Night - $43. Seniors, Students, Military - $3 off admission. Call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

Fact Sheet:

What: North Coast Repertory Theatre presents
Marjorie Prime
By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Matthew Wiener

Cast: Dee Maaske*, Steve Froelich, Elaine Rivkin*, Gregory North*

Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Ste. D
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Schedule: Previews: January 11, 2017
Opens: January 14, at 8 pm
Closes: February 5, 2017
Wed. @ 7pm, Thurs-Sat @ 8PM; Sat & Sun @ 2PM, Sun @ 7pm
Talkback with cast & director: Friday, January 20, 2017

Prices: Previews $39.00
Week Nights $46.00
Sat. Matinees & Sunday Nights $43.00
Sat. Nights & Sunday Matinees $50.00

Discounts: Seniors, Students, Military $3.00 off admission

Box Office: (858) 481-1055 or www.northcoastrep.org

Background:

Season 35 continues with a wildly inventive tour-de-force, The Illusion, by the legendary Tony Kushner (Feb. 22-March 19, 2017). Next, audiences are invited to take an entertaining, offbeat journey with Travels With My Aunt, a New York Times Critic’s Pick in 2015 (April 12-May 7, 2017). The Spitfire Grill, an emotional, all-American musical, is certain to win hearts with its compelling story and engaging melodies (May 31-June 25,2017). Season 35 concludes with a second San Diego premiere, a gut-busting, uproarious backstage farce, At This Evening’s Performance (July 12-Aug. 6, 2017).

About the North Coast Repertory Theatre:
North Coast Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theatre founded in 1982, currently celebrating its 35th season, North Coast Rep has received critical acclaim from media and audiences alike, and has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations. North Coast Rep prides itself on employing the majority of its actors from Actors’ Equity Association for its high quality, award-winning productions, and staging works by established and emerging playwrights. Throughout its history, North Coast Rep has created a platform where artist and audience thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives.
Contact Information
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Nancy Richards
(858) 481-1055
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northcoastrep.org

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