Marquette Theatre to present ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ Nov. 13-22

Marquette Theatre will virtually present Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl.

A live version of the show was previously recorded and will be available for streaming to ticket holders — who will be given a special event passcode — beginning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Tickets are $12; purchase a ticket through the online box office.

About the play
With a twist of comedy, portraying the impacts of modern-day technology, Dead Man’s Cell Phone exemplifies how a cell phone’s paradox is to build connections, yet is proposed to be the object that actually isolates us most.

In Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a cell phone rings and rings. When the man at the next table doesn’t respond, a frustrated woman sitting nearby picks up his call. A spur-of-the-moment lie leads her down a rabbit hole where suddenly she becomes involved in his surreal and dangerous world. This comedic comment on modern technology examines how the cell phone is supposed to keep us connected but may be the thing that isolates us the most.

For more information, call the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or visit the Helfaer Theatre Box Office website.