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
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