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Dead Man's Cell Phone

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Tyler Ryan

Thursdays, February 23 and March 2
Gubelman Theatre
Donations at the door
SJCT’s winter play features a wildly imaginative contemporary comedy-drama.

Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens in a quiet café, with an incessantly ringing cell phone, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man – with a lot of loose ends.  As the play unfolds, we witness the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world. 

Director Tyler Ryan, who in 2016 directed a very well-received version of the play for our On Book! Reader Theatre, says its unique theatrical storytelling forms and eccentric characters play starring roles in a plot that centers on universal truths in modern-day times.  “The play shines a light on people’s tender ache to be connected alongside our incessant insecurities around death.”

Tyler says his focus as a director will be to keep the production simple, to let the storytelling take the lead and to keep audiences surprised and delighted by this unconventional script.

Jean - Shannon Kelley
Dwight - Cole Arendt
Mrs. Gottlieb - Kim Grotle
Hermia - Carrie Jewett
Gordon – Douglas Schirmer

Other Woman - Essine Kilpatrick-Boe
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 Tickets for Dead Man's Cell Phone performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday are available HERE.

Please Note:  Mature themes and content; intended for adults and youth 15 years and older