January 29, 2020
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Midcoast Actors Studio presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Community Author: Kelly Hewins
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BELFAST — Midcoast Actors Studio presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl.

 

Jean sits in a quiet café, becoming increasingly frustrated when the man sitting next to her makes no attempt to answer his incessantly ringing cellphone. When she steps in to silence the phone, she discovers that the man, Gordon, is dead. She impulsively decides to answer it and is unexpectedly pulled into the complicated relationships Gordon has left behind with his wife, his family, his mistress, and his shady business partners. Part oddball romantic comedy, part mischievous morality tale, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” explores the need for connection in our technology-obsessed world.

 

The cast is made up of April Rejman, Erik Perkins, Katie Glessner, Anne Howell, Andrea Itkin and Dakota Wing. The production is directed by Tyler Johnstone with Sarah Joy stage managing and Kelly Hewins producing.

 

Performances are Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 24-26 at The Crosby Center, 96 Church St. in Belfast. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students. This production may not be appropriate for young children. For more information visit midcoastactors.org and like them on Facebook.

 

Midcoast Actors’ Studio is a 501c3 non-profit resident theater company in Belfast.