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A Comedy By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Cody Dull

January 13-21 2023

Cast

Jean...................................................................................Melissa Selleys

Gordon.............................................................................Devin Leming

Mrs. Gottlieb................................................................Janis Webb

Hermia............................................................................Alexa Maez

Dwight.............................................................................Tyler Sines 

The Other Woman/The Stranger................Monique Cafe'

Synopsis:

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. 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, a wildly imaginative comedy. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Tickets are $30.00 Reserved Seating

(Stage Left seats are elevated if you have trouble with steps we recommend purchasing seats in Row A or B.)

Performances

Friday January 13 7:00pm

Saturday January 14 7:00pm

Sunday January 15 2:00pm

Thursday January 19 7:00pm

Friday January 20 7:00pm

Saturday January 21 2:00pm

MEET THE CAST

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Melissa Selleys (JEAN)

Melissa is honored and excited to make her debut lead performance with Stage Left Productions in the role of Jean, alongside her husband Devin. Phoenix-born, before becoming a wife and mother Melissa studied at the Arizona Actors Academy, taking part in public performances including a Cabaret mini-show and Shakespeare intensive. Previously, she was extensively involved in show and madrigal honor choirs, where she met her husband and they performed together for the first time.

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Devin Leming (GORDON)

Devin is excited to join the cast of Dead Man's Cell Phone in the role of Gordon. This is his first time working with Stage Left Productions, and his first non-musical performance. He has been part of productions such as: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Devin is excited to share the stage with his wife, Melissa, for the first time since high school choir.

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Janis Webb (MRS. GOTTLIEB)

Janis is thrilled to make her debut at Stage Left! She has an M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from University of California at Irvine, with an internship at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa. She has over 40 years working in Theatre and Film as an actor and director in California and Arizona. Since moving to Arizona in 2005, she has appeared in 45 local productions including Arizoni Award winning roles in ‘Critic’s Choice’ (Charlotte) and ‘My Fair Lady’ (Mrs. Higgins) She has directed numerous local productions including the Arizoni Award winning productions of ‘Sylvia’ by A.R. Gurney, ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ by Alan Ball, and ‘The Pillowman,’ by Martin McDonagh. Other favorite roles include; Mattie Fae in ‘August, Osage County’ Miss Tweed in ‘Something’s Afoot’ and Emma Goldman in ‘Ragtime’ Thanks to Dennis, the cast and Cody. Enjoy the show!

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Alexa Maez (HERMIA)

Alexa Maez is very excited to be performing with Stage Left Productions for the first time!  Alexa is a senior at Arizona State University and will be graduating with degrees in Theatre Acting and Psychology next year.  Some of her favorite roles include Penelope from See How They Run and Helena from A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Alexa wants to thank Cody for the opportunity and her family, friends, and mentors for their endless support.

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Tyler Sines (DWIGHT)

Tyler Sines is thrilled to be making his debut with Stage Left Productions. Tyler spent most of his early career studying acting at Scottsdale Community College. He was recently involved in Southwest Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear as a member of the ensemble. His other notable college credits include Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, Clown in The 39 Steps, Lionel Toop in See How They Run, and Pippin in Pippin. He is very eager to get started on this very exciting process and would like to thank his family for all of their support.

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Monique Cafe'  (THE OTHER WOMAN/STRANGER)

Monique Café, is excited to return to Stage Left Productions. She was previously seen at Stage
Left in 20th Century Blues. Other theatre credits include Sugar (her one woman show based on her life), Ritual, Fit to Kill, Vagina Monologues, Spike heels, Sunday on the Rocks, Strange Relations, Sty of The Blind Pig, Fast Girls, The Piano Lesson, To Be Young Gifted and Black, Going to The Club, Prelude to A Kiss, Stepping Out, Poor Man’s Prayer, Grease, and West Side Story. A recent transplant from the South Suburbs of Chicago Monique hopes to become a regular in Arizona theatre.