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“Bright Shining Sea” Moves Us to Tears, at Playground Festival, S.F.

“Bright Shining Sea” Moves Us to Tears, at Playground Festival, S.F.

Millennial Notes Julianne Jigour Conjures Oceanic Unity by Michael V. Rodriguez The ocean taunts Angelinos. There’s 0% chance of rain, but there’s plenty of displaced water. “Bright Shining Sea” celebrates the frame of mind that receives and offers empathy. When we’re down and need the right people, we find them in odd places. A hellish heat wave pushes six Angelinos to the breaking point. In the wake of a severe drought, locals are plagued by memory loss, heartbreak, and miscarriage….

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“Marjorie Prime”—Memories Come Alive, but May Not Be True, at MTC

“Marjorie Prime”—Memories Come Alive, but May Not Be True, at MTC

Jordan Harrison’s Poignant Questions Take High-Tech Form by Pamela Feinsilber Jordan Harrison’s 2015 Pulitzer-finalist play “Marjorie Prime” opens with a living room conversation between Marjorie, in her ancient, tattered armchair, and Walter, on a sleek, narrow sofa. Although Marjorie is in her eighties and Walter is about 30, it’s soon apparent that they are looking back on their marriage. Walter is a Prime, a computer-generated holographic being who exists to learn and then share Marjorie’s memories with her. Since Marjorie…

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