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
Monday, September 11 & Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
November 3-19, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
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).
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.