Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, The Clean House) has made a name for herself as one of America’s most exciting young playwrights. Her work is always laced with surprise and humour as she tackles contemporary themes, which under a lesser writer’s pen, might come across as didactic. Dead Man’s Cell Phone is every bit as intriguing as the title suggests. Jean, the main character, impulsively answers a dead man’s cellphone, and from then on, the play unfolds in a perfect blend of suspense and farce. On the surface, the story explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age, but on a deeper level it confronts the question of how identity itself is formed. Are we who we think we are?  Or are we who others think we are? Both hilarious and nail-biting, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a great pre-Halloween offering.

We’re instantly hooked… tingles with veracity and life… also notable for Sophie Fuldauer’s excellent shadow puppets.  Times Colonist

Kooky, compelling, endlessly surprising and just downright fun to watch… a small stage delight not to be missed!Check the Program

Enjoyably unpredictable… A strong ensemble. CBC On the Island

Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a mind-bending journey well worth travelling. Nexus

Directed by Morgan Gadd
Starring Melissa Blank, Perry Burton, Cam Culham, Sarah Heyman, Wendy Magahay, Carilynn Nicholson

Preview: Sept 24
8 pm: Sept 24, 25, 26, 28, Oct 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
2 pm: Sept 28, Oct 5, 12

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET:  ticketrocket.co or   250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email. Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu

Ticket Prices:
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday Sept 24 is half-price ($7) preview
Tuesday Oct 1 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 2 hours long, including one intermission.

Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.

We are wheelchair accessible

Carilynn Nicholson, Perry Burton, Wendy Magahay, Sarah Heyman, Melissa Blank, Cam Culham


Crumble (Lay me down Justin Timberlake)

It’s Christmas, and a year has passed since the untimely death of Janice’s father (while placing the star atop the tree). Struggling to cope, Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls, and Mother is suffering from panic attacks, with only her baking skills to keep her busy. In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, their only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes – Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. With the support of Justin’s affection, Janice begins to craft a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives. Meanwhile, the Apartment is developing murderous plans of its own… Oh yes, the Apartment just happens to be telling this story! This is a holiday-season show unlike any you’ve seen before.

“There are flashes of magnificence and a comedic surrealism reminiscent of Martin McDonagh… the cast, directed by Don Keith, does a solid job… the open-minded theatregoer will find something to enjoy here.”  Times Colonist

“He [Matthew Connelly] does a great job… Wendy Cornock, as Mother, and Fiona Wright-Jones, as her depressed 11-year-old daughter, Janice, do an excellent job… Versatile Jon Hunwick is a scene stealer…beautiful poetic narratives..make this more than a simple tale of grief… this Don Keith-directed play is worth seeing.”  Monday Magazine

“To my surprise… my eyes were filling up with tears—I just couldn’t stop laughing… Callaghan’s play will grab your attention… Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) will..have you laughing your way home.”  Nexus

“It’s twisted… it intrigued me”  CBC On the Island

Directed by Don Keith
Starring (Alphabetically): Matthew Connelly, Wendy Cornock, Julie Gray, Jon Hunwick, Fiona Wright-Jones

Preview: Nov 26 @ 8pm
8pm: Nov 27, 28, 30, Dec 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
2pm: Nov 30, Dec 7, 14

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET:  ticketrocket.co or   250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email. Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu

Ticket Prices:
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday Nov 26– Preview is $7
Tuesday Dec 3 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 100 minutes long, including one intermission.
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).

Fiona Wright-Jones & Jon Hunwick

We are wheelchair accessible