Heller Theatre Company Presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at the Henthorne PAC in Tulsa

Jan 21, 2015

On this edition of ST, we learn about the new Heller Theatre Company presentation of "Dead Man's Cell Phone," which opens at the Henthorne PAC here in Tulsa (at 4825 So. Quaker) on Friday the 23rd. (It runs through February 1st.) "Dead Man's Cell Phone" -- a celebrated and off-the-wall comedy by Sarah Ruhl, the forty-ish American playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient -- was given the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play after it premiered in 2007. It's a play that, per its Wiki entry, "explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age." Our guests are two representatives from Heller Theatre Company: board president Susan Apker and director Beka Schenck. They tell us not only about their take on "Dead Man's Cell Phone" but about the quite dramatic -- if you'll pardon the pun -- changes that have confronted Heller Theatre Company over the past year. Also on our show, commentator Mark Darrah offers an engaging reflection on what he calls "the wisdom of Kodak."