Jean never thought answering a stranger's cell phone would lead to funerals, family dinners from hell, and black market organ trades gone south. Get ready for a darkly funny and surreal ride. This show is not suitable for young audiences, MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
For Immediate Release
11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Telephone (904) 825-1164 FAX (904) 825-4662
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS RELEASE CONTACT: Beth Lambert, Executive Director
To: Arts and Entertainment Editors
March 16, 2011
announces their next production
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kate Messenger
Opens: Friday, March 24
Closes: Sunday, April 10
Showtimes: Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2:00pm. Terrific Tuesday (two-for-one ticket) show March 29 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $25 General, $22 Senior (62+), $20 Student/Military. Student Rush tickets $10 for any unsold seats 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a surrealist dark comedy; dialogue explores concepts of death and sexuality, and uses occasional profanity—mature audiences recommended.
Location: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine 32084
Parking in private lot
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger 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 and Eurydice. 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.
“A beguiling comedy… a hallucinatory poetic fantasy that blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre and the bizarrely moving… [Ruhl] writes surrealist fantasies that happen to be populated by eccentrically real people, comedies in which the surface illogic of dreams is made meaningful”
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Evelyn Peralta as Jean, a woman
Lawrence J. Hession as Gordon, a dead man
Patricia Felthousen as Mrs. Gottlieb, Gordon’s mother
Cathy O'Brien as Hermia, Gordon’s widow
Brennan Holness as Dwight, Gordon’s brother
Karen Overstreet as The Other Woman/ The Stranger
Thursday 3/24/11 ONLY, $10 preview tickets available. This performance is a final dress rehearsal. SOLD OUT!!
Tuesday 3/29/11 ONLY one comp ticket when you buy one adult ticket.
Seating is reserved and best available will be assigned at time of purchase.