Off Broadway Review: ‘Marjorie Prime’ with Lois Smith

Who wants to be the first kid on the block to own a robot? Get in line behind writer Jordan Harrison (“Orange is the New Black”), an original thinker who’s fixated on sci-fi matters like re-visiting the past (“Maple & Vine”) and creating artificial intelligence, the subject of his new play.  “Marjorie Prime” — already in the works as a film directed by Michael Almereyda and starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Lois Smith — envisions a day in the near future when we’ll be able to program robots to serve as humanoid companions for the old, the infirm and the lonely. The play, premiering at Playwrights Horizons with Smith in the cast, is also a sensitive study of family dynamics, which makes it all the more engaging. “I sound like whoever I…

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