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Madhatters presents Marjorie Prime next 2 weekends

The play, "Marjorie Prime," features a small cast of four local actors and actresses. Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal1 / 3
The play will be performed at the United Methodist Church. Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal2 / 3
Director Bronwynn Touchette watches a practice of the latest Wadena Madhatters production Marjorie Prime. Michael Denny/Pioneer Journal3 / 3

Madhatters Community Theatre will present Marjorie Prime with an opening May 3 at the United Methodist Church in Wadena.

In this pseudo science fiction drama, Marjorie is slowly falling into a state of dementia. Family members utilize a special computer program to simulate a deceased family member. Marjorie chooses a version of her husband which sets off a dramatic journey through her memories and how they shape her perception of the world.

Bronwynn Touchette is directing the four person play. Her favorite part of production is "the absolute creativity. You start with a clean slate and your interpretation, what you want to see, put on stage, it's really fulfilling," said Touchette. Touchette has been a part of many theatre productions and has been in Madhatters for three years.

During a rehearsal, it was evident that the upcoming play would have many elements and a strong emphasis on emotional storytelling. With only four actors, the audience will undoubtedly get a feel for the personal turmoil that comes with aging and losing loved ones.

Performance dates are May 3-5 and 10-12. Shows will be at 7 p.m. with tickets for adults being $10, student tickets are $7. Tickets are available at the door, at Thrifty White Drug in Wadena, or at www.madhattersinc.org.

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