Scriptease

Join Off Square's play-reading club for quarterly discussions on plays or other readings based on the productions being offered during our regular production season. Open to All! 

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  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • 4:00 PM  6:00 PM
  • Off Square Theatre: Black Box STUDIO (map)

Join Off Square for a film screening and moderated discussion on Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play: Marjorie Prime. 

Read the play, see the film, let's discuss! 

"Not since Spike Jonze's Her has humanity's uneasy embrace of seductive technology been given such soulful contemplation." - The Hollywood Reporter

Join Off Square Theatre for a screening of the award-winning film MARJORIE PRIME, directed by Michael Almereyda. The screening will be followed by a discussion on the themes of the film and play, including technology, aging, and what it means to move-on from loss. Talkback led by Nicole Madison Garrett. Attendees are invited to purchase a copy of the play and read in advance. 

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (veteran actress Lois Smith- TWISTER, TRUE BLOOD, DEAD MAN WALKING) – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm- MAD MEN, BABY DRIVER) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? Also starring Academy Award®-winners Geena Davis (THELMA & LOUISE) and Tim Robbins (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, MYSTIC RIVER), MARJORIE PRIME is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-Nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.

Marjorie Prime is presented as part of Off Square 2nd - Theatre for Lifelong Learners - and supported by the Center of Wonder.


 HOGARTH SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH

HOGARTH SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH

  • JUNE 2018 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • Off Square Theatre: Black Box STUDIO (map)

Reading and Analysis of Jo Nesbo's retelling of Macbeth. 

Led by Dr. Karin Waidley

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.

Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.