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The Originals present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, by Sarah Ruhl


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Thursday July 18 - 7:30PM
Friday July 19 - 7:30PM
Saturday July 20 - 7:30 PM
Sunday July 21 - 2:30 matinee

Thursday July 25 - 7:30PM
Friday July 26 - 7:30PM
Saturday July 27 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: $15, Thursdays July 18th and 25th are pay-what-you-like.

In a world where technology is swallowing our souls and people are desperate for connection, a lonely woman, Jean (Jennifer Porter), sits in a quiet cafe next to a man who makes no move to answer his incessantly ringing phone.  In frustration, she steps in to silence the ring, and discovers that the man, Gordon (William McDonough III) is dead.

On impulse, she answers his ringing phone and is instantly pulled into the complicated relationships Gordon has left behind.  Jean soon finds herself trying to tie up Gordon’s loose ends with his overbearing mother, Harriet (Claudia Schneider), his neglected wife, Hermia, (Maria Hendricks), his stoic brother, Dwight (Dana Packard), and his mysterious mistress.  Before she can stop it, Jean is embroiled as well in Gordon’s shady business dealings, and realizes she may be in for far more than she bargained for.

Part oddball romantic comedy, and part mischievous morality tale, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” explores the need for connection in our technology-obsessed world.

“ A beguiling new comedy…blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the bizarre and the bizarrely moving”  —The New York Times

“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

Earlier Event: June 7
April Verch
Later Event: August 2
David Mallett