Humor Abuse: A Fast-Paced, Funny Tale of Growing Up in the Circus
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The last date listed for Humor Abuse was Sunday November 3, 2013 / 6:30pm.
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The world premiere of this touching drama from playwright Jordan Harrison -- who currently writes for Netflix's hit series Orange Is the New Black -- features an all-star cast that includes Tony Award nominee Lois Smith (True Blood, Twister) in the title role, Lisa Emery (Louie, Law & Order), Jeff Ward (Body of Proof) and Tony winner Frank Wood (The Newsroom, Flight of the Conchords, Changeling). A compelling and exquisitely crafted tale of memory, loss and love, this poignant drama explores uncharted theatrical terrain in its tale of Marjorie -- a clever woman who, at 85 years old, finds that her memory is failing. Residing in an assisted living facility, Marjorie enjoys frequent visits from her anxious daughter and kind son-in-law ... and soon she'll begin receiving visitations from a mysterious young man named Walter, who hopes to help reverse Marjorie's decline. Told through a series of shifting realities, Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about the nature of loss, memory and reality in an age of artificial intelligence. Learn More
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I put off seeing this because I usually do not enjoy theatre relying on physical comedy, nor am I generally entertained by anything "circus-y". But the great reviews and my ties to the Bay Area (topical to this piece) led me to give it a go. ...continued
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“Ninety minutes of nonstop hilarity … a tour de force of physical comedy.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Mr. Pisoni’s performance is breathtaking.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Recommended for children age 13 and over.