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Dead Man's Cell Phone Opens January 29
Jan 10, 2015

Artists Repertory TheatrePROFILE THEATRE presents Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl. Performances run January 29 - February 15, 2015 on the Morrison Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Opening night is January 31st with previews on January 29th and 30th. Tickets are currently on sale at Dead Man's Cell Phone is the first production in Profile Theatre's 2015 Season dedicated to the works of playwright Sarah Ruhl.

"Sarah Ruhl is interested in exploring a reciprocity with the audience. How can we invite you to be in relationship with the stage instead of just observing it from afar?" says Adriana Baer, Profile Artistic Director and director of Dead Man's Cell Phone. "Perhaps it is by casting a light onto something we all recognize - an object as basic as a cell phone - and using that to show something greater, something magnificent about the human condition." In Dead Man's Cell Phone, as Jean takes possession of the cell phone of a dead man, she is thrown into a mysterious journey of self-discovery and awakening. Through this small modern device, she finds adventure, purpose and even love - but at what cost? This hilarious and paradoxical treatise on the digital world probes at the thin line between reality and fantasy, privacy and openness, and even life and death.

The cast for Dead Man's Cell Phone features Dana Millican (Last seen at Profile in 2012's Fifth of July), Don Kenneth Mason (Last seen at Profile in 2013's Blood Knot), Patricia Hunter and Dana Green. Jonathan Hernandez, Shawna Holt and Jake Turner make up the ensemble.

In addition to Director Adriana Baer, the production team includes Rachel Finn (Scenic, Costume and Props Design), Carl Faber (Lighting Design) and Sharath Patel (Sound Design). The stage manager is D Westerholm.