Heinz, Kettles, Shanahan and Wroe to Answer Dead Man's Cell Phone in Hartford

News   Heinz, Kettles, Shanahan and Wroe to Answer Dead Man's Cell Phone in Hartford Casting has been announced for the New England premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, which begins performances Jan. 30, 2009, at Hartford TheaterWorks.

The Hartford cast will include Lee Heinz (Peter Pan), Anne-Lynn Kettles (TheaterWorks' A Christmas Carol), Joey Parsons (TheaterWorks' Rabbit Hole), Mark Shanahan (Tryst at Westport), Finnerty Steeves (Almost, Maine) and Craig Wroe (Catch-22).

TheaterWorks associate artistic director Rob Ruggiero directs the production that will officially open Feb. 6 and continue through March 15, 2009. Complete creative duties will be announced shortly.

In Dead Man's Cell Phone, press notes reveal, "a woman in a café finds that the man with the ringing cell phone next to her is 'out of minutes.' When Jean answers his phone, she gets swept into the complicated personal and professional life of the late owner. Reveling in the intrigue, she opens a Pandora's Box of unexpected events in this magical comedy."

The popular comedy opened Off-Broadway in March 2008 starring Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker. The production premiered at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC in 2007 and continues to be a regional staple.

Tickets to Dead Man's Cell Phone at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street in Hartford, CT, are available by calling (860) 527-7838. For more information visit the TheaterWorks website at theaterworkshartford.org.