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OffBook: What Lies Ahead

Jeff returns to talk about our current production, Bat Boy, and other upcoming events at CP. Click here for more!

Announcing The Colonial Players' 66th Season!

We are pleased to formally announce our 66th Season of shows! Click here for details!

Dead Man's Cell Phone Auditions

Audition dates for Dead Man's Cell Phone have been announced. Click here for details!

WATCH Award Winners Announced!

The 14th annual WATCH awards were announced! Click here for details.



The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are generally held our Annex (2132 Renard Court) near the Annapolis Mall, unless otherwise noted. Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Auditioners are encouraged to download and print the audition form available on our downloads page, fill it in, and bring it to auditions. (The form cannot be filled in on-line.)

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Note: It is Colonial Players, Inc. policy that all persons involved with a production are or become members. The fee is $10 per year. First time volunteers receive a complimentary membership, valid through the end of the current membership year. If cast, your membership status will be reviewed and non-current members will be asked to renew. Your participation in auditions indicates understanding of and agreement with this policy.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Tom Newbrough

Performance Dates

June 13-28, 2014

Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.


Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Monday, April 21, 2014: sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m., auditions begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014: sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m., auditions begin at 7:00 p.m.


Individual actors will be notified following the auditions, if needed.

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, April 23, 2014: callbacks begin at 7:00 p.m.

General Information

For more information, please contact the director, Tom Newbrough, by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Show Synopsis

Jean, a young woman eating a bowl of lobster bisque in a cafe, picks up the ringing cell phone of a man who has just died at the next table. Stunned by the happening, she allows herself to be drawn into the lives of his family and others who call him while hte phone is in her possession, seeking to make them feel better and to express the unspoken thoughts of the dead man. Not quite absurdist, unsentimental and quirky, the play takes us into a swirling exploration of our inability to really know others, even those we work near, live with, or marry.

Character Breakdown

Jean - 40-ish: A lonely single woman.

Gordon, middle-aged: A dead man who used to sell human organs internationally on the black market for huge profits.

Mrs. Gottlieb, an older woman: Gordon's mother; wealthy, nasty.

Carlotta, mid-30s - 40s: The other woman; international woman of mystery.

Hermia, 40 - 50: Gordon's wife; a former Ice Follies skater.

Dwight, 40 - 50: Gordon's brother; Not as charismatic, but a decent guy.