Free theatre tickets for cell phones at the Hippodrome

Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 7:33 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 7:33 a.m.

That unused cell phone gathering dust in a drawer can become a valuable item again this month.


If you go

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Hippodrome Theater Main Stage

On stage through January 31st

For ticket reservations call 375-4477.

Show times are Tues., Thurs. and Fri. at 8 p.m., Wed at 7 pm, Thur at 8pm, Fri at 8 p.m., Sat. at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m, and Sun. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for students, $20 for seniors, and $25 to $30 for adults
Tickets $12 students, $20 seniors, $25-$30 adults

The Hippodrome Theatre is offering one free ticket to its new main stage comedic play, "Dead Man's Cell Phone," to those who buy a regular price ticket and donate a cell phone. The phones will be donated to Peaceful Paths domestic abuse network.

Donors are asked to hand over their unused cell phones - and any accessories like chargers - at the theater's box office window when they pick up their ticket. Before donating a phone, patrons are urged to erase any stored information like contact lists and phone numbers and verify that the account for the phone has been canceled.

According to Lori Anglon, Outreach Advocate at Peaceful Paths, some phones will be recycled to raise money and others will be used as 911 phones for Peaceful Paths clients.

"Dead Man's Cell Phone" was written by playwright Sarah Ruhl who is a MacArthur "Genius" Grant winner and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. According to a news release from the Hippodrome, the play centers around a young woman who "impulsively answers a stranger's cell phone and is thrust into his deeply mysterious life. She travels halfway around the globe - and even to hell and back - meeting his beautiful mistress and his cosmo drinking wife, unraveling dark secrets, and even finding love with the most unexpected man."

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