By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Described as a “surrealistic” comedy, Sarah Ruhl’s play raises challenging questions about human interactions and communication in contemporary society. It won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play in 2007. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone is presented by the Merced College Theatre Society in association with the Carnegie Arts Center.

Performance dates: July 24, 25 & 26 @ 7:30pm and July 27 @ 2pm.

Prices are $10 general admission; $8 students, seniors, and Carnegie Members. Tickets are available at the door for each performance.

The Carnegie Arts Center is located at 250 N. Broadway in Downtown Turlock. For more information call the Carnegie at 632-5761.

WHAT: Play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl, performed by members of the Merced College Theatre Society WHERE: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock WHEN: July 24-27, 2014 CONTACT: Lisa McDermott, 632-5761, or



About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.