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

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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. For the Fall of 2015, we are focusing on two questions raised by Bertolt Brecht’s provocative play THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN: What does it mean to be a...

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Help Us Choose

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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

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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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Critical Questions Facing Our Nation

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Critical Questions Facing Our Nation

In our current political and economic climate, what are the obstacles and challenges to creating a well-informed citizenry capable of grappling with the difficult choices that face our nation?

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Participating Classes 2015-16

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Participating Classes 2015-16

Click on the “Read More” button below to go to the entry page for Connecting Classroom. Use the comments box to enter the names of the classes you teach that are participating in this project . Optionally, you can include the meeting times. Participation is as simple as incorporating discussion of a relevant topic into your classroom.

Click the “Enjoy Participating” tab on our Welcome Page for some specific suggestions of ways to participate.

Look for classes that meet at the same time and consider sharing your discussions and insights together.

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Critical Thinking Under Attack

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Critical Thinking Under Attack

Critical Thinking Under Attack

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Interview with playwright Steven Dietz

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Interview with playwright Steven Dietz

Paragon Springs  Interview of Steven Deitz and William Brown courtesy of www.timelinetheatre.com TimeLine’s Artistic Director PJ Powers [PP] chatted recently with playwright Steven Dietz [SD] and director William Brown [WB] about TimeLine’s production of PARAGON SPRINGS.   [PP] Steven, what inspired you to do an adaptation of Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE?    [SD] I was approached by the Milwaukee Rep. about the adaptation. [Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director] Joe Hanreddy felt it was a timely play and could be given a new, American...

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2012-13 Theme: The Right To Think?!

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2012-13 Theme: The Right To Think?!

Our theme for 2012-13 is “The Right To Think?! Science, Politics and Public Perception.”  Our four theatre productions investigate different aspects of the current American discourse on the relationship between truth and ideology.   In each play, knowledge  provided by science creates personal and social crisis over questions of ethics, morality , politics, economics and the public good. These American landscapes include the issues of industrial waste and pollution, media manipulation in the interest of  economics, the uninformed...

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Ruminations on Marriage

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Discuss-Debate | 731 comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Click the arrow above to listen to this powerful  composition by Palomar Music faculty Madelyn Byrne.  The source material for this composition was over 11 hours of recorded audio interviews with Palomar faculty and staffon the subject of marriage.  Madelyn culled the interviews down and added many layers of music and sound  to create this remarkable  7 minute...

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