Dead Mans Cell Phone

March 1 – 10

Dead man’s Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl

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 new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. 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.

 

Directed by Patrick Larmer

Fridays, Saturdays 8pm; Sundays, 5pm; Thursday, 4pm

Performance Lab D-10, Palomar College, San Marcos campus

$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students

 

COFFEE TALK 

March 8th, 6-6:50pm Room D-5

Cellular Communication, Talking in the 21st Century: how the cell phone has effected our ability to think and to communicate.

Panelists: Chris Sinnott (faculty, Theatre & moderator), Pat Larmer (faculty, Theatre & director),  TBA (faculty, CSIS), TBA (faculty, Child Development)

Connecting Classrooms Program

Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17 | 4 comments

Connecting Classrooms Program

Palomar Coffee Talks  invites teachers and students to participate in this integrative learning project. Pablo Picasso famously described art as, “A lie that reveals the truth.”  We offer performances and public gatherings that provide an occasion to analyze aspects of our society and the human condition from the multiple perspectives provided by differing academic disciplines.    Ways of participating  include but are not limited to: • Add your class to the list of participating classes by clicking here.. • Join us for our Coffee Talk...

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How Do We Begin A Dialogue about Racial Justice?

Posted by on August 29, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 10 comments

The Campus Engagement Through The Arts/Coffee Talks project is dedicating this school year to cultivating multiple dialogues on racial justice in the United States.  The Department of Justice Community Relations Services has created a useful Dialogue Guide for conducting dialogues on race.  They make and important distinction between debate and dialogue. “Unlike debate, dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding. Dialogue invites discovery. It develops common values and allows participants to express their own interests. It...

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Characteristics of Community Dialogues on Race

Posted by on August 25, 2016 in Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 1 comment

from The Department of Justice Community Relations Service  What do we mean by dialogue? A dialogue is a forum that draws participants from as many parts of the community as possible to exchange information face-to-face, share personal stories and experiences, honestly express perspectives, clarify viewpoints, and develop solutions to community concerns. Unlike debate, dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding. Dialogue invites discovery. It develops common values and allows participants to express their own interests. It expects...

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Panel Details for Anon(mous)

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Connecting Classrooms | 5 comments

Coffee Talk on Thursday, April 21 after the 4PM performance (approximately 5:45 PM)   Respondents: Homayra Yusufi-Marin grew up in San Diego but was born in war torn Afghanistan. Her family immigrated to the United States during the Cold War and she’s called San Diego home ever since. Ms. Yusufi has spent the past five years working as a Policy expert at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) focusing on immigration and education policy. Ms. Yusufi completed her masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy...

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What are your critical thinking questions related to the refugee crisis?

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Connecting Classrooms | 5 comments

The subject of The Refugee Crisis is ripe with critical thinking and community building opportunities across many disciplines: Who are the refugees living in our community and attending our classes and where have they come from? What are the root conditions that result in 59.5 displaced people worldwide? What is the relationship between western colonialism and the current refugee situation? What is the ethical/moral obligation of western nations to address the crisis? What historical American values are challenged by our response to the...

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‘The Good Person of Setzuan’ inspires a sense of wonder – The Telescope Newspaper

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Campus Engagement Highlights, Discuss-Debate | 5 comments

Read the review of our production of The Good Person of Setzuan in the Telescope Newspaper.

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Being a good person should be the next trend – The Telescope Newspaper

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Campus Engagement Highlights | 5 comments

In response to our Coffee Talk theme, The Telescope Newspaper conducted interviews on campus asking a variety of people, “What does it mean to be a good person?”

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Coffee talk brings together artists, audience – The Telescope Newspaper

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Campus Engagement Highlights, Connecting Classrooms 16-17 | 5 comments

The Telescope Newspaper wrote an excellent article about the Coffee Talk for The Good Person of Setzuan.

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Help Us Choose

Posted by on August 17, 2015 in Help Us Choose | 7 comments

We want your help choosing the final play of our season.  Is there a play that you want to see at Palomar Theatre?  Is there a theme or a subject that you think we should address?  The only criteria are that it must have at least 8 characters and it cannot be a musical. Use the comment box below to submit your suggestion.

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Societies in Transition

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Societies in Transition | 13 comments

Societies in Transition

The whole world seems to be experiencing a critical juncture.  Everywhere we look conflict and crisis foment uncertainty.  How can our political, economic and social structures respond to the rising tide of environmental degradation, climate change, ideological extremism, unemployment, poverty, disease, racial injustice and war?  How do individuals cope with the instability and uncertainty of their fragile situations.  Our performance projects and associated public forums will explore these questions and look for innovative thinking and...

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