Acclaimed Play at MCC Theatre

Two men in darkDead Man's Cell Phone play Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department presents Sarah Ruhl’s acclaimed contemporary play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, with performances April 18, 19, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the MCC Theatre.

The play is an amazing odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about mortality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technology obsessed world. 

Dead Man’s Cell Phone is the product of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant for Writing from the MacArthur Foundation and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Best Play. MCC’s production is directed by Arizona’s longtime popular theatre professional, David Vining.

The MCC Theatre is located on the south side of MCC’s Main Campus at Southern and Dobson Roads in Mesa. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $7 for Students and Seniors.  Tickets are available at the door, by calling the MCC Box Office, Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 480-461-7172; or, online at


Media Contacts
Dawn Zimmer, 480-461-7892,
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Contact for News & Information: Kevin Dressler, Director of Theatre Activities
Phone: 480-461-7538

About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit

About MCC Theatre & Film Arts
Theatrical education provides a valuable base from which to launch careers in film, television, stage, management, marketing, advertising, law, politics, theology, social work, and therapeutic fields among others. The Department provides its students with opportunities to work with industry professionals from across the country. Students have the opportunities to act, design, write, direct and crew a variety of productions. Please visit MCC’s Theatre & Film Arts online to learn more. Many MCC events are open to the public. Visit the college’s Community Events calendar for additional information.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014