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.


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


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,

“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,

“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,