Winter Fun!

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Tyler Ryan

Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18 7:30 pm
Thursdays*-Saturdays, February 23-25 & March 2-4 7:30 pm
Sundays, February 19,26 & March 5 2:00 pm
*Thursdays are ""Pay What You Can" at the door
Gubelman Theatre
Adults $19
Student Reserved $10
Student RUSH (at door only) $5
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.  

PLEASE NOTE: Mature themes and language; intended for adults and youth 15 years and older
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Jean - Shannon Kelley 
Dwight - Cole Arendt
Mrs. Gottlieb - Kim Grotle
Hermia - Carrie Jewett
Gordon – Douglas Schirmer

Other Woman - Essine Kilpatrick-Boe