Dead Man’s Cell Phone – Theatre Series
…a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Phil Jordan
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. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House, Eurydice, and In the Next Room. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
General Auditions will be held Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, beginning at 6:00 pm each evening. Call Deana Duncan at 221-8276 to schedule a five-minute audition slot. Prepare a short monologue (less than 4 minutes). In addition to your monologue, you may (if you wish) sing up to 16 bars from a song of your choice. There will be no accompaniment, songs must be performed a capella. Callbacks will take place Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm
Dead Man’s Cell Phone will have a cast of 10 actors, at least 4 women and at least 2 men. The play won the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play in 2008.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone . . .
· . . . is a modern psychological thriller,
· . . . is a screwball romantic comedy,
· . . . is an inspiring tale of love and redemption,
· . . . is all of the above. And none of the above.
Be a part of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' Theatre Series season opener, featuring one of America’s great young female playwrights. Everyone is encouraged to audition.