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Dead Man's Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kari Hatfield
November 17-22, 2014
Fulks Theatre, 7:30 p.m. | Talkback every performance
Recommended for ages 13 and older
“Ruhl’s zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in.” – Variety
When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased café patron, she holds on to the device to keep the man alive in a strange yet significant way. Jean’s quiet life is turned upside-down as she’s thrust into a world of mysterious strangers, shady business deals, and the potential for true love. A story about memory, redemption, and connection – and disconnection – in a technology-obsessed world, Ruhl’s comedy is a mesmerizing reflection of today.
- Check out the Dead Man's Cell Phone Dramaturgy Website.
Alumni Cast in Equity Production
Jeremy Varner (‘10) was cast in James and the Giant Peach at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. This will be his fifth Equity production this year.
- Lara (Seibert) Young (‘06) was recently cast as the swing for Pippin on Broadway and is covering the Leading Player.
- David Utley (‘99) is the scenic designer for the upcoming film The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe shooting in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
- Connie and Caryn Esch (’14) are in the SAG/AFTRA feature film Cheerleader, playing the twin best friends of the head cheerleader.
- Rachel (Faulkner) Whyte (’14) has been cast as Lucinda in Into the Woods at the Ignite Theatre in Denver.
- Jefferson Ferguson (‘12) played Dalton in Equus at the Frenetic Theatre in Houston.
- Charlene Koepf (’11) is playing Cosette in Lamb’s Players production of Les Misérables in San Diego.
- Ashley (Felkner) Padovani (’09) has been cast in the midwest tour of Junie B. with Casa Mañana.
- Meredith McCall (’87) was in TOMMY at ZACH theatre in Austin.