Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre and VNA and Hospice of the Southwest region will co-host a special event on Saturday, October 20th at 10 a.m., Tuttle Hall at the College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road. ART will present scenes from its first show of the season “Marjorie Prime” by Jordan Harrison followed by a panel discussion on Perspectives: Dealing with Memory, Loss, Grief and End of Life Decisions.
“Marjorie Prime “ is set in a near future where artificial intelligence has progressed. Marjorie has a faded memory, but also a handsome replica of her dead husband in his younger days, who is programmed to feed the story of her life back to Marjorie. Marjorie, her daughter and son-in-law grapple with shadowy memories and the shared stories that defined them.
Virginia Smith, Dianne Barclay, Andrew Hamling and Alex Nicosia are the cast members from “Marjorie Prime” who will present the scenes. The panelists include: The Rev. Andrew Carlson, M.Div. Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator and Nicole Moran, MSN, BA, RN Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at VNAHSR.
Moderators for the discussion are Sandra Gartner, Show Producer/Producing Director of ART and Kristen Hixon, Associate Producer/Stage Manager. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Those who attend will have the opportunity to be entered in a raffle for two free tickets to the show.
“Marjorie Prime” directed by Joanne Greenberg, will be presented at ART’s new home in the Tuttle Hall Theatre, College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Rd. The fall show will be performed November 1-3, 7:30 p.m., November 4, 2:00 p.m. and November 8-10, 7:30 p.m.
Register for this free event here.