For more than fifteen years the Ashfield Community Theater has produced high quality plays performed by regional actors and enjoyed by thousands of audience members from all over southern New England.
We are pleased to present our Spring 2013 production
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
A man and woman sit at separate tables in a quiet cafe. The man's cell phone rings. And rings. Finally the woman speaks up, asking him if he plans to answer it. He does not. He is dead.
So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a quirky, funny play by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Melissa Redwin that follows a woman's journey into a dead man's life via his cell phone.
Ashfield Community Theater presents Dead Man's Cell Phone at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25, Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, at the Town Hall in Ashfield.
The cell phone itself becomes a character in this play, uniting and isolating the characters. Mousy Jean becomes Gordon's (the dead man's) afterlife secretary extraordinaire, fielding all his calls, meeting with his wife, his lover, his brother and his mother, and extemporizing on how much Gordon loved them all. She moves from cafe to church to living room to Johannesburg Airport and even to purgatory as she injects herself into this shady businessman's world. Along the way we watch as she and others deliberate on whom you spend eternity with, the way everyone wears black nowadays, and whether you should answer your cell phone during a romantic moment.
Cast members include Elissa Gallup as Jean, Tom Kokonowski as Gordon, Dan Jarvis as Dwight, Rona Levanthal as Mrs. Gottlieb, Sue Davis as Hermia, Jackie Walsh as the Other Woman and the Stranger, and ensemble members David Knowles, Josh Arond, Leslie Kearsley, Michael Fitzgerald, Julie Sarsynski, and Debra Horton.
Ashfield Community Theater has been producing high quality, thought-provoking plays for more than 15 years, including American Clock by Arthur Miller in 2012, Our Town by Thorton Wilder in 2011, and Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonogh in 2010.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back from time to time to learn more about the production.
Find us on Facebook also! Ashfield Community Theater.