Dead Man's Cell Phone
by Temple Civic Theatre
Feb. 10 - Feb. 11
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. 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.
AUDITIONS February 10-11, 2019
Jean, quirky, compassionate, empathetic, charmingly awkward; motivated by a desire to do the right thing and to connect. Female, 20-40
Gordon, a dead man, attractive, polished, confident, reserved, motivated by logic rather than emotion or morality. Male, 20-45
Mrs. Gottlieb, Gordon and Dwight’s mother, wealthy, sophisticated, but her elegance is fading, devastated by the loss of her son, Gordon. Female, 50-70
Hermia, Gordon’s widow, conspicuously wealthy, cynical, a bit cold and isolated, searching for the meaning of her life. Female, 20-45
Dwight, sweet, shy, reserved, self-effacing, used to being everyone’s second choice. Male, 20-45
The Other Woman/Stranger, beautiful, elegant, mysterious, perfectly put together, ice queen, also plays the role of The Stranger, an Eastern European spy, mysterious, enigmatic, stealthy. Female, 20-40
Leon Perkins will direct.
Performances March 29 - April 7, 2019.