Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Nyalls Hartman
November 15 – 18
Dead Man’s Cell Phone follows a woman, Jean, who, through the death of its owner, Gordon, inherits (or pockets) his incessantly ringing cell phone. So begins her rather surrealistic journey to find reconciliation and understanding. Through a series of encounters, Jean is forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect to another human being in a technologically obsessed world. Wildly imaginative, the play touches on the absurdity of current human interaction and the difficulty of finding and holding onto meaningful relationships. The play is at times funny, sad, absurd and touchingly beautiful.
Thursday, November 15th, 8 p.m. (opening night reception)
Friday, November 16th, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 17th, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 18th, 2 p.m.
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Tickets available online Fall 2018 and may be available at the box office one hour before performances, but performances often sell out in advance. (Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2 p.m. matinee performance. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, November 14, at noon.)
All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Proscenium Theatre is located on the first floor — please click here for additional information.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.