Albany Civic Theater Auditions for “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Albany Civic Theater holds auditions for Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Katie Weinberg

Albany Civic Theater
235 Second Ave., Albany, NY

Auditions
Monday, September 11 & Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sign-In 7pm

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Performances
November 3-19, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Rehearsals
Begin September 18th. Rehearsals will generally be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 7-10 and Sundays 4-7 (but that is all subject to change, depending on conflicts).

Synopsis
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Characters
A Woman, Jean – 25-40 years old
A Dead Man, Gordon – 30-45 years old
Gordon’s Mother, Mrs. Gottlieb – 60-70 years old
Gordon’s Widow, Hermia – 30-45 years old
Gordon’s Brother, Dwight – 25-40 years old
The Other Woman/The Stranger – 25-40 years old (will need some kind of accent)

Please contact the director with any questions, kathrynweinberg1404@gmail.com.

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