Annoying cell phone sets off events in Belfast play

Jan 08, 2020
Photo by: Sarah Joy The cast of "Dead Man’s Cell Phone," clockwise from top left, Anne Howell, Dakota Wing, Katie Glessner, Erik Perkins, April Rejman and Andrea Itkin.

Belfast — Midcoast Actors Studio presents "Dead Man’s Cell Phone," a comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Jean sits in a quiet café, becoming increasingly frustrated when the man sitting next to her makes no attempt to answer his incessantly ringing cell phone. When she steps in to silence the phone, she discovers that the man, Gordon, is dead. She impulsively decides to answer it and is unexpectedly pulled into the complicated relationships Gordon has left behind with his wife, his family, his mistress, and his shady business partners. Part oddball romantic comedy, part mischievous morality tale, "Dead Man’s Cell Phone" explores the need for connection in this technology-obsessed world.

The cast is made up of April Rejman, Erik Perkins, Katie Glessner, Anne Howell, Andrea Itkin and Dakota Wing. The production is directed by Tyler Johnstone with Sarah Joy stage managing and Kelly Hewins producing.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 17, 18, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Jan. 19 and 26, at 2 p.m. at The Crosby Center, 96 Church St. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students. This production is not intended for young children. For more information, visit midcoastactors.org and like them on Facebook.

Midcoast Actors' Studio is a 501c3 non-profit resident theater company in Belfast.

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