Department of Theater and Dance

"Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at Yulman through Sunday

Publication Date

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a farce by awarding-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl that opened at the Yulman Theater Wednesday, runs tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2. Department of Theater and Dance Chair William Finlay is the show’s director.

The play focuses on the technology-obsessed Jean, who answers the cellphone of a dead man named Gordon.

“Abstract, animated and funny,” is how Jackie Toop ’12 describes it. Toop is cast in the role of Gordon’s distressed mother, Mrs. Gottlieb.

Other cast member include Shannon Vanderwalker ’11 as Jean; Benjamin Romer ’11, Gordon; Ryan Semerad ’13, Gordon’s brother, Dwight; Jillian DeBono ’13, The Other Woman; and Robyn Belt ’14, Hermia. Sets are by Charles Steckler, with Anne Woodward as stage designer and Steven Michalek, production manager and tech director. Brittany Belz, visiting assistant professor, is costumer.

Tickets are available at the Yulman Box Office; call (518) 388-6545. The cost is $7 with a Union ID and $10 for general admission.