Theatre to present “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Dead Man's Cell Phone PosterLINDSBORG, KAN., February 22, 2012—Bethany College Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl on March 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. General admission tickets are $5 at the door.

When a man dies at a café, his phone keeps ringing. A woman in the café finally answers it and is drawn into the world of the dead man. Dead Man’s Cell Phone explores the ways in which technology connects, or disconnects, us to one another, as well as the all-too-thin line that separates life and death.

“This is a play unlike anything you’ve seen before,” says Director Greg LeGault. “Ruhl has a very original voice. Her quirky, strange and wonderful writing style combines elements of the surreal and real, the absurd and realistic, and the comic and poignant.”

The cast of Dead Man’s Cell Phone follows:

Jean: Katie Mannebach, senior, Oakley, Kan.
Mrs. Gottlieb
: Sarah Doering, junior, Apex, N.C.
: Chelsea Kenyon, senior, Iola, Kan.
Other Woman/Stranger
: Irina Zamogilnaya, Tula, Russia
: Jed Duarte, junior, Pueblo, Colo.
: Spencer Wesley, sophomore, Dighton, Kan.
: Ashley Glover, freshman, Emporia, Kan.; Phoenix Hutchinson, sophomore, Atchison, Kan.; Dayna Mannebach, junior, Oakley, Kan.; Jordan Schwartz, senior, Salina, Kan.; Elizabeth Ford, sophomore, Effingham, Kan.; and Zamogilnaya

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Caption: Katie Mannebach and Jed Duarte rehearse for Bethany College Theatre’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone

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