About the BookA new collection of plays by the award-winning author of Marjorie Prime.
Known for his ability to turn an unusual premise into something profound and sublime, Jordan Harrison is one of our most inventive and thought-provoking contemporary playwrights. His work grapples with the fleeting nature of time, the fallibility of memory, the volatility of identity, and our often fraught relationships with technology. This new collection gathers together several of his plays, including the title play, Maple and Vine, which follows a couple who decides to forgo their urban lives in favor of recreating the "simpler" lifestyle of the 1950s, trading cell phones for Tupperware parties in a newfound quest for happiness. This volume also contains the plays The Amateurs, Amazons and Their Men, and Doris to Darlene.
About the AuthorJordan Harrison grew up on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. His plays include Maple and Vine, The Grown-Up, Doris to Darlene, Amazons and Their Men, Finn in the Underworld, Act a Lady, Kid-Simple and Futura. Harrison is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, the Kesselring Prize, and the Horton Foote Prize, among other awards. He was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. A graduate of the Brown MFA program, Harrison is a writer-producer for the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.