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Marywood answers ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ this weekend

Marywood answers ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ this weekend
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From a press release:

The Marywood University Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will present “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” directed by James Langan, on Oct. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for the Performing Arts (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton).

Sarah Ruhl‘s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” addresses, in a playful and quirky way, the sense of disconnection many of us experience in our use of digital technology. Jean answers the cell phone of a man at the next table who, as it turns out, has just died. This draws her into his life as she fields messages from his friends, business associates, and family. In the process, the man becomes a better person to those he left behind than perhaps he was; and, by redeeming him, Jean redeems herself.

Regular admission is $10, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, and free for I.H.M. Sisters and staff with Marywood ID. The show contains mature language.