September 15, 2017

Susquehanna University’s first play of the season, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, offers a refreshing critique of society’s growing obsession with cellular devices.

Susquehanna will present the comedy at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-23, and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24, in Degenstein Center Theater.

Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, the play focuses on society’s growing addiction to technology through the adventures of Jean, a woman who answers the cell phone of a dead man next to her at a diner. The following events take Jean on a comical adventure as she meets important people in the deceased man’s life, while ultimately learning something about herself in the process.

Director Laura Dougherty, visiting assistant professor of theatre, chose the play because, “we could all use a great soak in a tub of hope. I hope this show offers a bit of that,” she said.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens or non-Susquehanna students.

Theatergoers can still purchase season tickets. To be a part of the season ticket program, patrons must purchase tickets to all four Main Stage productions during one transaction, from the box office. Seats may later be exchanged in the event of a conflict, subject to availability.

Purchasing season tickets offers patrons a 20 percent discount compared to purchasing tickets individually for Main Stage productions.

The box office, located in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby, is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, while classes are in session. Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling 570-372-ARTS (2787).