Poor Behavior: Theresa Rebeck's Biting Adult Comedy
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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 had read mediocre reviews (comparing it unfavorably to Albee's Virginia Wolff), so I was afraid we'd be in for a disappointing evening (las we had with God of Carnage). But, fortunately, instead of Albee, Poor Behavior is more of a riff on Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests. Norman never succeeds in his seduction but the ending is left ambiguous. In Poor Behavior, the seduction is successful; so the play is a bit darker, but again the ending is ambiguous. Seen in the light of Ayckbourn's trilogy, PB is derivative but still highly enjoyable.
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