JSU Drama will start its 2015- 2016 season on Thursday, October, 15 with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” written by Sarah Ruhl.
Randy Blades, chair of the Department of Drama, described the play saying, “‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ is a play that touches some heavy themes with a pretty light touch…The lead character’s journey is one of self-discovery with a bit of satire of modern life but with a pretty romantic outlook. We think it is going to be a great example of how talented our students are in a lot of ways. We are performing it in our black box, which will make it a nice intimate show.”
The comedy takes a look at the nature of morality, redemption, and the personal challenges linked with death. The work itself has been heralded a beguiling new comedy by The New York Times.
Due to some language and content, the play is recommended for ages thirteen and older.
Multiple show dates are available: October 15 – 18 and October 22-25. All shows running Thursday through Saturday will start at 7 p.m., while the Sunday shows, respectfully, will take place at 2 p.m.
All shows will take place in the Stone Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices are $10 for students, military, seniors and university personnel. General adult tickets are $15. For tickets, call 256-782-5648.
The complete JSU Drama Season of Plays can be accessed on the JSU website.
Arts & Entertainment Editor