CC Community College Presents Sarah Ruhl's "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

Opens October 25th in Studio Theatre of Tilden Arts Center
Kendra Murphy “Jean (Celia Cota) tries to enjoy her soup as Gordon’s (Santino Torretti) phone rings and rings and rings.” (Kendra Murphy photo)

WEST BARNSTABLE, MA —  The Department of Arts & Communication at Cape Cod Community College will present Sarah Ruhl’s absurdist comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone at 7:30 p.m. on October 25, 26, 27 and November 1, 2, 3 with matinees offered at 2 p.m. on October 28 and November 3 and 4 in the Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center.

With a cast and production team drawn from students, alumni and the community, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect n a technologically obsessed world. Featuring Celia Cota as Jean, Santino Torretti as Gordon, Luke Headley as Dwight, Jessica Ashe as Hermia and Gioia Sabatinelli as Mrs. Gottleib, the production is directed by CCCC alumna Emily Tullock as a guest artist with the department’s Rehearsal & Performance class, where students earn credit for managing the production process.

In addition to the director, the production team includes Raven Clarke (scenic design), Kendra Murphy (lighting design), Thomas Russ (sound design), Alyssa Freeman (costumes), Sam Groll (props), with Stage Management by Symon Vanderschmidt and Katelyn Moody (ASM). Brian Rice is the Technical Director with Vana Trudeau producing.

Students work in partnership with faculty and staff to provide publicity, front of house operations, scenic design and construction and technical support. Their work on the production will be observed and responded to by a visiting faculty member from the region as part of the production’s participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which will return to Cape Cod Community College in January of 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Tickets are $15 for seniors and military personnel and $20 for general admission. Current college and high school students with an ID are admitted FREE. Reservations can be made by calling the Tilden Arts Center box office at 508.375.4044 or by visiting TildenArtsCenter.Eventbrite.com.


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