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  Dead Man's Cellphone at Artists Repertory Theatre

Dead Man's Cellphone

Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison Portland

Profile Theatre presents Sarah Ruhl's comedy of a woman who finds her life being given new purpose after taking possession of a dead man's phone, but at a considerable cost.

Presented by Profile Theatre

Thru - Feb 15, 2015

Price: $15-$30

Box Office: 503-241-1278

  Review Round-Up

Willamette Week - Recommended

"...Dana Millican portrays Jean with just the right mix of bewilderment and kindness, even amid the character's bald-faced lying, while Don Kenneth Mason offers a perfect Cheshire Cat smile as the selfish businessman. The ensemble cast dances across the stage every chance it gets while moving the stage sets, moonwalking to the gloriously cheesy elevator music that plays between scenes. The entire play exudes a Wes Anderson-style whimsy, and despite some slower moments-an extended scene in an alternate reality could have been abbreviated-Dead Man's Cell Phone creates two hours when audiences should be happy to turn off their phones."
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Kaitie Todd

Oregon Arts Watch - Recommended

"...This sweet small show also benefits from its several expertly turned supporting performances. Don Kenneth Mason is highly amusing in two very different roles, as the dead man Gordon (whom we meet in the afterworld) and Gordon's milder, embossed-paper-besotted brother Dwight. Patricia Hunter gives a sharply comic, Maggie Smith-tinted performance as Gordon's regally curdling mother, and Dana Green sketches two brilliantly overstated characters, as Gordon's mysterious mistress and his bored, resentful, ice-skating wife. The ensemble of Jonathan Hernandez, Shawna Holt, and Jake Turner, operating partly as stagehands to keep the scenes rolling smoothly, add their own touches of whimsy."
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Bob Hicks

Dennis Sparks Reviews - Recommended

"...This production is a surreal, almost dreamlike presentation, having one foot on the ground, perhaps, but another ensconced lovingly in a world of its own. Baer is responsible, I'm sure, for having such a keen insight into Ruhl's world and knowing how to present it. And her cast seems to be spot on in their interpretations of this rather bizarre space in time."
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Dennis Sparks