The UTC Department of Theatre and Speech offers Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Sara Ruhl and directed by Theatre Professor Gaye Jeffers (read about Jeffers’ new play).
Dead Man’s Cell Phone runs Oct. 1, 2, and 6, 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre. Lighting design is by John Burgess, costumes are designed by Sydney Roberts, and scenic design is by Steve Ray.
UTC Theatre Director, Gaye Jeffers says about this:
“I am always drawn to plays that some might categorize as quirky and questioning. When I began to read the plays of Sarah Ruhl, I knew that her voice was a unique one, and one that our audience should experience. Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a dark comedy that examines some fascinating ideas about what truly connects us and what loose ends we all leave behind.”
In an article entitled, “Surreal Life” playwright Sara Ruhl tells the New Yorker’s John Lahr about “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”:
“We’re less connected to the present. No one is where they are. There’s absolutely no reason to talk to a stranger anymore—you connect to people you already know. But how well do you know them? Because you never see them—you just talk to them. I find that terrifying.