DM Register Review: “Marjorie Prime” challenges audiences to think about aging, humanity

Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison

Don McLeese, Special for the Des Moines Register, January 16, 2017 Photo by Adam Bartelt, Special for the Des Moines Register.   In the near future, companionship for the elderly will be outsourced to humanoid automatons, who idealize the memories of those in their care. They know only what has…

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Review: ‘Mothers and Sons’ tackles big, tough issues

Don McLeese, Special to the Des Moines Register, June 13, 2016 Photo by Adam Bartelt, Special to the Des Moines Register “What is human nature?” asks the insatiably inquisitive six-year-old Bud (an irresistible Jacob Forney), the only one without secrets and demons in “Mothers and Sons.” The rest of Terrence McNally’s provocative…

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