Everyone needs a dose of dark comedy! Heidelberg University Theatre will present Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man's Cell Phone next week in Gundlach Theatre.
The play follows Jean, the main character, who, while in a café, picks up a ringing cell phone only to discover the man who owned it is – as the title suggests – dead. Jean decides to keep the phone in order to keep the man alive in a strange and significant way.
Her discoveries about his life surprise her, and not in a good way. What happens when you try to fix the mistakes of someone you’ve never met? Jean’s imaginative reinvention of his character ultimately brings peace to the man’s family.
Erin Crenshaw, a senior English major from Hilliard, has been cast in the lead role of cast Jean. Other cast members are Matt Bokros (junior, information systems, Mineral Ridge) as Dwight; Marina Rickley (freshman, anthropology, Brook Park) as the other woman/stranger; Dakota Thorn (senior music and communication & theatre arts, New Concord) as Mrs. Gottlieb; and Stacey Hartley (freshman, biology, Bellevue) as Hermie. Chris Tucci is directing.
The play is for mature audiences only. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. For ticket information, call the Gundlach Theatre box office at 419-448-2305.