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Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Sat, Sep 09

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Philadelphia Street Playhouse

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

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."

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Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701, USA

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About the event

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Written by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Vanessa Arvidson

Performances:

September 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sunday Matinees at 2:30pm

House and Box Office open 30 minutes before each performance. 

Tickets:

General Admission: $15

Seniors (65+) and Students: $12

Indiana Players (IPI) Members: $10

Questions? Email: tickets@indianaplayers.com 

About the Show:

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 work about technology's ability to both unite and isolate, the human need for connection, and the lengths we will go to to find it.

A ringing phone demands to be answered. And so, when a cell phone at a neighboring table rings and its owner fails to meet the phone's increasingly incessant demand, Jean steps in. After politely taking a message, she discovers the owner is not just inattentive, but is not even alive. 

She uses his phone to dial 911 but then keeps his phone, taking messages from the man's business associates, friends, family… even his mistress. Jean becomes increasingly entangled in the life of the owner, inserting herself into the life he now no longer lives and creating well-intentioned confabulations in an effort to keep the man alive and comfort those he left behind - and maybe even fulfill her own subconscious human need for connection and comfort.

Content Warning:

Contains Mild Language and Adult Themes

Tickets

  • Open Seating

    From $8.00 to $15.00
    • $15.00
    • $12.00
    • $12.00
  • Wide Seating

    Wide seating is denoted by the gray chairs and is available at the center of the first two rows (next to the wheelchair seating). Multiple wide seats are NOT available next to each other.

    From $8.00 to $15.00
    • $15.00
    • $12.00
    • $12.00
  • Wheelchair Accessible Seating

    Wheelchair seating is located in the open space at the front center of the house (in the first two rows)

    From $8.00 to $15.00
    • $15.00
    • $12.00
    • $12.00

Total

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