The North Fork Community Theatre, Mattituck, Long Island, is presenting Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl three weekends in November. “… An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe, a stranger at the next table who’s had enough, a man slumped over his lentil soup send a woman out into the world to discover the paradoxes and mysteries of human individuality — and existence…” So begins Sarah Ruhl’s at times shocking and other times hilarious comedy-drama about our modern technological obsessions. Directed by Shawn Snyder, it features a cast of well known East End players Schmoupy Juntunen, Yvonne Korshak, Deborah Marshall, Jim Navarre, Laura Pace and Alan Stewart.
Sarah Ruhl, author of In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), is a recent recipient of the MacArthur Award. Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens Thursday September 9th and plays throughout that weekend and the following weekends, including Sunday matinees, through September 26th. The theatre is located at 127000 Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, easy to get to off Route 25. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 631-298-NFCT or visiting nfct.com. You can check out also the Facebook page of North Fork Community Theatre.
The play is reviewed at: http://www.suffolktimes.com/news-articles/1899/1899-NFCT-shines-light-on-a-dark-comedy.html
Full listing of Dead Man’s Cell Phone performances:
Thurs 9/9*, Fri 9/10, and Sat 9/11 at 8 PM; Sun 9/12 at 2:30 PM’
Fri 9/16, Sat 9/17 at 8 PM; Sun 9/19 at 2:30 PM
Fri 9/24 and Sat 9/25 at 8 PM; Sun 9/26 at 2:30 PM
*Thurs 9/9 there will be an Opening Night Reception at 7 PM, free with ticket.