LALT’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Opens Friday

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” producer David Schiferl works out the sound scheme on a notebook computer during SUnday’s dress rehearsal for Sara Ruhl’s dark comedy, which opens Friday, Sept. 21 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29 and Oct. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee, Sept. 23. Tickets are $12 General Admission and $10 Students & Seniors. Tickets are available at C.B. FOX or at the door. Photo by TK Thompson/

Director Gwen Lewis adjusts the headband of Jean Adkins who plays the other woman. Photo by TK Thompson/

Nathan Lewis adds a colored filter to the overhead lights above the stage during Sunday’s dress rehearsal. Photo by TK Thompson/

The makeup room was buzzing with activity before Sunday’s dress rehearsal. Photo by TK Thompson/

Gwen Lewis and David Schiferl at the board in the Sound Booth at the rear of the theater. Photo by TK Thompson/

Stage Manager Fred Bruggerman gives directions to new stage hands. Photo by TK Thompson/

Kate Ramsey plays mild-mannered Jean who is calmly eating a bowl of lobster bisque in a café when she’s disturbed by an annoying cell phone at the next table. She asks the man to turn it off several times before discovering he can’t — because he’s dead. Jean starts answering the dead man’s cell phone and is plunged into a black comedy in which she meets Gordon’s larger than life circle of friends and family, including  his wife — and his girlfriend. As Jean is dragged into Gordon’s world, she makes some surprising discoveries, including some about herself. Readers will have to attend the play to see how it all turns out. Photo by TK Thompson/

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