‘Cell Phone Rings for Thee’ production

Families are invited to put down their cell phones and enjoy The Cell Phone Rings for Thee, the latest production from Evanston Children's Theatre.

The show will be staged on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov.21 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. in Evanston. The final performance will take place on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, located at 1655 Foster St. in Evanston.

The Cell Phone Rings for Thee explores the use of "cell phones, Facebook, cutting-edge shopping carts – all of the latest gadgets that bewitch and bedevil us." Children ages eight years through 8th grade will perform in this comedic series of seven 10-minute plays: The Cell Phone Rings for Thee; Gary’s Endurance Roast; The Talking Shopping Cart; Un Restaurant;Coulrophobia; Close Shave; and The Morris A. Cockmorton High-School Cafeteria Text Messaging Tragedy.

The plays were written by Werner Trieschmann, whose work includes You Have to Serve Somebody, Failing the Improv, Mozart: Revealed, and Schubert: Revealed.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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