Arts & Culture Editor
Auditions for the dramatic comedic play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, will be held in Dutcher Hall on February 22 and 23. Sign ups and more information is on the call board on the first floor of Dutcher Hall. Tony Elliot is the director of this show and he welcomes anyone from any department to audition. He is flexible with his casting and wants to find the strongest actors out there, keeping in mind he is very open to new talent.
“I am looking for them to be prepared with a monologue, and to make BOLD choices in their work,” Elliot said.
The comedy starts with a cell phone ringing in a quiet cafe. The owner of the phone, Gordon, has died so a woman Jean gives in and answers it. The play follows Jean story as she entangles herself farther and farther into the dead stranger’s life.
The smaller cast will be a different experience for the actors and audience. With only six actors, each person gets the opportunity and challenge to carry more of the show than they would in a larger cast.
Elliot has done a lot of traditional plays lately including Macbeth and Bury the Dead so he was looking to find a show that would change things up for the students and audience while still being a challenge for him. Elliot said, “I was looking for something that was contemporary and a bit quirky.”
Dead Man’s Cell Phone was written by Sarah Ruhl. The show will open on April 15 at 8 p.m. Following shows will take place at 8 p.m. on April 16, 21, 22, and 23. Two Sunday performances at 2 p.m. will be held on April 17 and 24.
The theatre department wants to give Millersville students the chance to experience all types of shows. If this sounds like a show you might be interested in, whether you are a theatre major or not, Elliot encourages you to audition.