Marywood University’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance to Present Dead Man’s Cell Phone


Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance will present Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl and directed by James Langan, on Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the university’s campus. Regular admission is $10 per person; special admissions prices include $8 for seniors, $6 for students, and free admission for IHM Sisters and for those with a valid Marywood ID. This play contains mature language.


Dead Man’s Cell Phone addresses, in a playful and quirky way, the sense of disconnection many of us experience in our use of digital technology. Jean answers the cell phone of a man at the next table who, as it turns out, has just died. This draws her into his life as she fields messages from his friends, business associates, and family. In the process, the man becomes a better person to those he left behind than perhaps he was, and, by redeeming him, Jean redeems herself.


The cast includes Jess Lochie as Jean; Kenneth Doyle as Gordon; Nick Grevers as Dwight; Rebecca Darling as Mrs. Gottlieb; Miranda Micciche as Hermia; and Sarah Wagner as the other woman/stranger.


The play is guest-directed by James Langan. The play is produced by David Zarko; production manager and scenic designer is Judy Snyder; lighting designer, Robert Lazada; costume designer, Mary Ann Swords-Greene; sound designer, Patrick Toomey; videographer, Conor McGuigan; stage manager, Amanda Hirschler; assistant stage managers, Jade Litaker and Tiffany Atkins.


Pictured: Jean, played by Jess Lochie, and Gordon, played by Kenneth Doyle finally meet in Marywood University’s production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl. Performances are October 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts.


For additional information, please visit or call the department of music, theatre, and dance at Marywood University, at 570.348.6268.