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The Carthage Press
  • MSSU to present 'Dead Man’s Cell Phone'

  • 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.


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  • 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.

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