‘Dead Man's Cell Phone' continues April 20-22

The North Idaho College Theatre Department presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at 7:30 p.m. April 13-15 and April 20-22 in NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus. An incessantly ringing cell phone dramatically changes a woman's life in this dramatic comedy by Sarah Ruhl.

“Have you ever walked by a lit window at night and taken a quiet moment to observe the people within? Does your mind ever wander to what their lives may be like or where their stories lead? That sense of curiosity about others is central to Jean, the protagonist, and the world of ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’” said Lindsay Teter, guest director.

Every interaction we witness in this world can be seen as a separate picture – a rare moment of connection for the characters, who we sense often spend much of their lives alone and on the outside looking in, Teter said.

“To fill the gaps between these moments, Jean imagines what their lives may be missing and does her best to supply them with beautiful stories,” Teter said. “The theatre itself is inherently a community of storytellers. It is this that pulled me into the world of the play and allowed me to connect with some of its more outlandish characters. In the end, we all want our story to have a happy ending, to be the hero, to obtain love. In witnessing Jean’s journey, we see how those stories can open the window to the outside world and let that light into lives beyond our own.”

The play is free and open to the public. It is intended for mature audiences due to themes and language. “Dead Man's Cell Phone” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Information: (208) 769-3220

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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