Playwrights Horizons presents a story about a family coping with the loss of a loved one through the use of a "prime:" an exact replica of the deceased who can learn to interact in human-like ways. More…
Marjorie is a clever, wry woman who, at age 85, finds that her memory is failing. She is living out her days at an assisted living facility where she is frequently visited by her anxious, quick-witted daughter, Tess, and her kind, easygoing son-in-law, Jon. With the urging of Jon and the facility, and despite Tess' misgivings, a mysterious young man, Walter, joins the group with the hope that he can help reverse Marjorie's decline.
See it if you can. A powerful exam of identity and memory. What makes us ourselves? And what will happen with AI? Well acted, skillfully written.
Don't see it if you dislike sci-fi stories. MP takes place in the near future. I liked it so much I saw it twice. A couple of scenes could have been trimmed
See it if incredible acting and a sci fi storyline
Don't see it if You don't want to see a somewhat depressing quiet show. But it will make you think. And you won't forget it!
See it if You love Lois Smith, sci-fi and great acting. You want to be touched at frank discussions of death.
Don't see it if You don't like sci-fi and don't want to suspend disbelief.
See it if you are interested in thought-provoking new plays written by one of our very best young playwrights.
Don't see it if you are not interested in thought-provoking new plays.
See it if you like considering implications of future technology and enjoy clever, well-thought out playwriting
Don't see it if you don't want to think about death, aging, or mortality. You want to see a cheerful and joyous play.
See it if Extremely original, thought provoking and well acted. The plot unfolded in three acts, each more riveting than the last
Don't see it if You want something light, fluffy and happy
See it if a well-crafted and believable drama, set in 2062, about cyborgs who help preserve memories, interests you.
Don't see it if you dislike shows set in the future about surprising technological advancements.
See it if you want a thought-provoking piece that, while not gripping, is absorbing and fleet, ending with a truly knockout scene.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that are more about ideas than plot.
See it if 1) You want to see Lois Smith in yet another TOP NOTCH performance 2) You enjoy a little sci-fi with your examination of aging and loss
Don't see it if you are dealing with a recent loss & want space
See it if If you have ever suffered the loss of a loved one. This was a moving exploration of how future technology might change the grieving process.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.
See it if you want to see a first-rate actress in a not-quite fully baked play that will leave you wondering.
Don't see it if you expect a cuddly family drama or you don't like sci-fi.
See it if You enjoy a prophetic and provocative drama about memory and family. Lois Smith is magnificent. Deserved a Pulitzer last year.
Don't see it if You want your plays to be comedys. The reviews run the plot so don't read them.
See it if you want a new/refreshing take on dying/mourning. Well acted. Fascinating idea.
Don't see it if if the subject of dying is too difficult for you Although, it is handled so insightfully here. If you're looking for standard fare - don't.
See it if you love Lois Smith (and you should) and like plays that dig down deep.
Don't see it if you want light-hearted comedy and shallow characters.
See it if you're interested in semi-science-fiction stories or if you're interested in the effects of technology on human interaction
Don't see it if you get bored watching people talk with little action or if you like shows with a huge conflict
See it if you want an elegant, rich, and haunting heartbreaker of a play, with stunning observations about the way we connect to those we love
Don't see it if you're looking for something lighter and less ruminative
See it if You like inventive work that is different, thought provoking and very well acted.
Don't see it if You like your theater spoon fed to you from the same cliched stories, as this is definitely not that.