MSU Theatre presents 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Minot State University Program of Theatre Arts will perform "Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl, MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist. The play runs April 23-27 and is directed by Carlen Gilseth, assistant communication arts professor.
In this creative comedy, two unlikely worlds collide over a bowl of lobster bisque and an incessantly ringing cell phone. What ensues is a comedic and technologically savvy exploration of love, death and confabulation.
According to critics, this relatively new play is about how the deceased are memorialized and how that affects, even changes people. It is the wildly imaginative journey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about life, death, morality and love, and the need for connection in a world obsessed with technology. "Dead Man's Cell Phone" was first presented by the Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., in 2007.
This is Gilseth's first MSU main-stage production as a director. He is the newest faculty member of the MSU Theatre Arts Program.
"I am honored to work with all the talented and dedicated MSU students," Gilseth said. "The support staff and creative team are incredible. I hope to live up to the high expectations."
The play will be performed in the MSU Black Box Theater, Hartnett Hall, at 7:30 p.m. The box office will open at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are: adults $6, seniors/students $5, MSU faculty and students free with current MSU ID. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 858-3172.
For questions about the play, contact Krys Zorbaugh or Brittany Armstrong, production publicity, at 858-3172.