Montgomery County Community College’s Drama Club and Theatre Arts program are proud to present “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by noted American playwright, Sarah Ruhl. Show dates for this quirky, contemporary drama are April 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.; April 18 and 19 at 2 p.m.; with a special lunchtime performance Friday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m.
All performances will be held in the College’s Blackbox Theatre, Science Center 107, (lowest level of the Science Center, near the bell tower), Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518.
In “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” MacArthur Fellowship winner Sarah Ruhl creates a story about reconnecting with our own spirit in a contemporary world: A cell phone, left by a stranger who passed away in a diner, rings… and Jean answers it. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a series of strange adventures, both real and imagined, in a quirky modern adventure that proves life is for the living.
The student production will feature multimedia on many screens to capture the screen-filled world of modern communication. “I want people to look at how they communicate, what signals they are sending out into the world,” says Director Jessica Dalcanton. “We spend so much time with these devices, staring into screens like ‘cell-phone zombies’ – I want to have a fun and also thought-provoking way to look at how we use these devices today, how we connect…and how we don’t.” This production contains adult themes and language.
Directed by Jessica Dalcanton, assisted by Alexander McDermott, the cast of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes Joe Donely, Carly Watson, Allison Wentzel, Zach Clark, Jeff Chernesky, Myasia Bynum, Nicholas Bartelmo, and Joseph Borders. The production is stage managed by Matt Nitchke; Tim Odom serves as production manager. The production is designed, produced and presented by the students of the Drama Club and Theatre Production Workshop, under the guidance of Tim Gallagher and Christopher Kleckner.
~ by Diane VanDyke