The Dead Guy

by Eric Coble
A co-production with
the MSU Department of Theatre
Directed by Tony Caselli
September 29-October 30, 2011 

The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on national television.
The Hook: At the end of the week… you die.
The Best Part: The viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much reality?

A wicked satire, this hilarious dark comedy skewers “reality television” and our national obsession with it.

*Contains Mature Language and Themes.

Cast

Robin Lewis-Bedz
Chris Korte (Every Christmas Story Ever Told!!)
Chris Purchis (WT Managing Director)
MSU students Eric Eilerson, Ian Page and Michelle Serje

Performances

Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 3pm* and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm*
No 3pm matinee on October 1

Ticket Prices

Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, September 29 at 8pm
Preview performances Sept 30, Oct 1, 2, 3 & 6 ~ $15
Beginning October 7:
Thursday evenings ~ $20
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $25
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $22
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket priceSingle tickets now on sale!

In The Press

“Williamston indicts reality TV with its expert satire”
-Bridgette M. Redman, EncoreMichigan.com

“Black humor, casting, make Dead Guy come alive”
– Kate O’Neill, Lansing State Journal

The Dead Guy Comes Alive at the Williamston Theatre”
– Dana Casadei, LansingOnline.com

“A nail-biter of a satire.”
– Carolyn Hayes, The Rogue Critic

“The biggest loser”
– Paul Wozniak, Lansing City Pulse

The Dead Guy made me fearful with a smile”
– Jim Fordyce, MIEntertainment.biz