Big Dawg Tackles Award-Winning "Dead Man's Cell Phone"
Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sara Ruhl debuted 5 years ago. Interpretations of the meaning of the show go in various directions...Absurd. Existential. Post-modern contemplative examination of human relationship in this age of ubiquitous technology. It depends on who you talk to.
Vanessa Welch (Jean) and Alex Wharff (Gordon-the dead guy) have been rehearsing for over a month, so surely these actors will have something concrete to say, right? Well...not so much. Part of the reticence is that they don't want to give it all away-the play has to be experienced. Part of it is that the ambiguous themes are not easily put into words-the play has to be experienced. Listen to the interview to hear a discussion of the ineffable.
This award-winning play (Helen Hayes Award) produced by Big Dawg Productions is on the stage at the Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street through September 20, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 3:00. Get your tickets here-and let us know what you think, won't you?