The play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” written by Sarah Ruhl, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 – Feb. 4 in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre at Missouri Southern State University.


The play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” written by Sarah Ruhl, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 – Feb. 4 in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre at Missouri Southern State University.

Senior Theatre major Kayla Curran directs this wildly imaginative new comedy.

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. A play about how we memorialize the dead, and how that remembering changes us. This is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Admission is free for MSSU students, faculty and staff, $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens and non-MSSU students.

The Southern Theatre box office opened on Monday, Monday Jan. 23, 2012. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call the MSSU Box Office at 417-625-3190.

For theatre production information, contact Southern Theatre at 417-625-9393.

For accommodations related to a disability contact Terri Spencer at 417-625-9393 at least 72 hours before the program.

The cast consists of the following students: Dwight – Ryan Odenbrett; Gordon – Kyle Grover; Jean – Molly Sanders; Hermia – Abigail Railsback; Mrs. Gottlieb – Hunter Dowell; the other woman/ stranger – Ashley Trotnic.