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“Seen/By Everyone” Lyrically Dissects Online Grief, at Yugen, S.F.

“Seen/By Everyone” Lyrically Dissects Online Grief, at Yugen, S.F.

Millennial Notes     Nick Ishimaru Directs a Poem to Digital Death by Evelyn Arevalo If we die tomorrow, how do we consolidate our images: the one our friends and family will have? Who will hear the messages on our Instagram, on Facebook? Director Nick Ishimaru beautifully dissects death in the digital age, providing insights into public expressions grief. In Theatre of Yugen’s “Seen/By Everyone,” we are immersed in a dimly lit bar that represents the digital world. Seven figures stand…

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“Marjorie Prime”—Memories Come Alive, but May Not Be True, at MTC

“Marjorie Prime”—Memories Come Alive, but May Not Be True, at MTC

Jordan Harrison’s Poignant Questions Take High-Tech Form by Pamela Feinsilber Jordan Harrison’s 2015 Pulitzer-finalist play “Marjorie Prime” opens with a living room conversation between Marjorie, in her ancient, tattered armchair, and Walter, on a sleek, narrow sofa. Although Marjorie is in her eighties and Walter is about 30, it’s soon apparent that they are looking back on their marriage. Walter is a Prime, a computer-generated holographic being who exists to learn and then share Marjorie’s memories with her. Since Marjorie…

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