Island Theatre at the Library is a performance series held bi-monthly at the Bainbridge Public Library, scheduled at 7:30 pm on the third Saturday and Sunday of the performance months of February, April, June, October and December. These performances are presented in a stripped down staging with script in hand and a minimum of production (i.e., costumes, sets, props) to concentrate on the literature of the dramatic canon, both modern and classic. The contained space and immediacy of the drama has an intensity that rivals fully produced presentation.
Island Theatre presents
In a dramatic reading of the hit play, by locally-grown playwright, Jordan Harrison
Directed by Tell Schreiber. Featuring Pat Scott, Blair Nichols, Mark Nichols, and Tres Cosine
Jordan Harrison grew up on Bainbridge Island (son of Librarian of the year, Cynthia Harrison, and UW professor David Harrison) and is an acclaimed playwright. Marjorie Prime was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a new film version was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival starring Lois Smith, John Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins (now in wide release).
THE PLAY: It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
Island Theatre is supported by the Bainbridge Community Foundation, One Call for All and audience donations.