September 25, 2014
True Blood’s Lois Smith Stars in Title Role:
If you live close to the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in L.A. then why not check out Lois Smith (who played Sookie’s Gran in Season 1 and Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood) in the production of Marjorie Prime? The show opened on September 21st 2014 and will run through until October 19th 2014.
Lois stars in the title role of Marjorie Prime, a woman whose memory is fading. Alongside Lois, the cast includes Lisa Emery (Casa Valentina), Jeff Ward (Orphans) and Frank Wood (Clybourne Park). It is directed by Les Waters. The show’s synopsis is included below (as via the Center Theatre Group’s press release):
“Marjorie Prime” asks exquisite questions about the difference between a life lived and a life remembered. Marjorie (Smith) is a clever, wry woman who, at age 85, finds that her memory is failing. She is living out her days at an assisted living facility where she is frequently visited by her anxious, quick-witted daughter, Tess (Emery), and her kind, easygoing son-in-law, Jon (Wood). With the urging of Jon and the facility and despite Tess’ misgivings, a mysterious young man, Walter (Ward), joins the group with the hope that he can help reverse Marjorie’s decline. Through an ingenious series of shifting realities, Walter’s nature is revealed, and the family’s memories gently unfold into a cathartic meditation on life and loss, and the desire to keep our dearly departed with us.
You can check out the CTG podcast on the creative process behind Marjorie Prime below:
Tickets for Marjorie Prime are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or visiting www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Tickets range from $25 – $70 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.
While you’re there you can also check out Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Nicole in True Blood) who is currently starring in another CTG production called The Trip to Bountiful. You can find out all the details for this show by clicking here.
Let us know if you are going to – or have already seen – Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime by commenting below!
Source: Center Theatre Group – Marjorie Prime
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)