Whittier College Department of Theater and Communication Arts Presents Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a dark-edged comedy by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, will come to the stage on October 19-22, 2011 at 8 p.m. and October 23, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Whittier College campus, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. General Admission is $15, $5 for Whittier College Faculty/Students, and $9 for Students and Seniors. For additional information, directions, or to purchase tickets, please call (562) 907-4203, or visit online,www.shannoncenter.org.

From sfplayhouse.org: "An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. Dead Man's Cell Phone, is an odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world."

This production features an all student cast and is directed by Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, Head of the Theater and Communication Arts department at Whittier College. Each year the theatre department produces up to four faculty directed productions in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. These productions afford students the opportunity to engage in theatre as a collaborative process.