Dead Man’s Cell Phone

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Event Dates
Friday, August 15, 2014 through Saturday, September 6, 2014
Event Location
Mary Miller Theater
300 East Simpson
Lafayette, CO

Theater Company of Lafayette presents

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Vonalda Utterback

August 15 – September 4

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 comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of “The Clean House.”

Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. After Jean answers his ringing phone she finds herself constructing fictions—or rather, confabulations—to comfort the grieving. Ensnarled in Gordon’s past, her adventures fill her lonely life to the brim, including a martini binge with his wife, a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress, and a disconcertingdinner with his family—not to mention an assignation in the afterlife.

This imaginative and dark-edged comedy, directed by Theater Company of Lafayette veteran Vonalda Utterback, is the captivating odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technology obsessed world.

“Sarah Ruhl writes surrealist fantasies that happen to be populated by eccentrically real people, comedies in which the surface illogic of dreams is made meaningful – made truthful – by the deeper logic of human feeling.” —New York Times.

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Theater Company of Lafayette presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Aug. 15 – Sept. 6

Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. After Jean answers his ringing phone she finds herself constructing fictions—or rather, confabulations—to comfort the grieving. Ensnarled in Gordon’s past, her adventures fill her lonely life to the brim, including a martini binge with his wife, a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress, and a disconcertingdinner with hisfamily—not to mention an assignation in the afterlife. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. $10 - $16. Group discounts available online. Tickets at: www.tclstage.org or call 1-800-838-3006 - Theater Company of Lafayette@The Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO 80026. [Note: Parental Advisory - Adult content and language.]