Dead Man's Cell Phone
March 10 - April 2, 2011
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends.
The Salem Theatre Company presents Sarah Ruhl’s offbeat satire Dead Man’s Cell Phone directed by STC Artistic Director John Fogle.
The production is being sponsored by Dominion Salem Harbor Station and Beverly Cooperative Bank and will run from March 10 – April 2, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem.
The production will feature an original score by Salem-based Richard Lewis (Machine 475).
Called “a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in” by Variety and “vital” in its “lyrical and biting takes on how we behave” by the Washington Post, Ruhl’s play is satirical look at how we “connect” in today's wired world. It is the comic odyssey of a lonely woman who, looking for love in all the wrong spaces embarks on an adventure involving smuggling, international intrigue and time-travel… and triumphs!
Dead Man’s Cell Phone features Karin Anderson (Peabody), Grace Butler (Lexington), Dinah Cardin (Salem), Dave Rich (Marblehead), Katie Ventimiglia, (Topsfield), and Alan White (Malden). Emma Walker is the stage manager, with set design by Ruth Neeman, lighting design by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro assisted by James Wilkinson, costume design by Linda Ross Girard, and properties by Susan Fader.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors (60+), and $12 for students. Visit http://salemtheatre.com/ticket_partners.htm to learn about available discounts and package deals. Tickets are available now at www.salemtheatre.com and may be purchased online up to 24 hours prior to the performance. Tickets may also be reserved for pick up at the Box Office by calling 978-790-8546 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash and checks are accepted at the Box Office, which opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Special Events for Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Thursday, March 10 – Special Opening Night performance and post-show reception to benefit Salem Cyberspace. Tickets are $35.
Sunday, March 13 – “Pay What You Will” matinee performance
Thursday, March 17 – Post-show Q&A with the cast and director, included with ticket price.