Sumner Sundowner: A Unique opportunity to meet Lisa McCune and the cast of Dead Man’s Cell Phone.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon then why not catch-up with friends at MTC’s newest event Sumner Sundowner– an afternoon of theatre followed by cheese and wine tastings, free Genovese coffee along with groovy beats from DJ Fiona Scott Normanand engaging conversation with some of Australia’s top actors from MTC’s hottest sensation Dead Man’s Cell Phonestarring Lisa McCune.  

To join the inaugural Sumner Sundowner, simply buy a ticket to the matinee performance of Dead Man’s Cell Phone on Sunday 25 July at 4PM.
 So, following the Sunday matinee performance of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the surrealist adventure from the off-kilter world of Playwright Sarah Ruhl, the cast will take to the Crumpler Bean Bag stage to participate in a lively Q&A hosted by Director PeterEvans. It’s a great chance to dig deeper into the whimsical plot line and discover how the actors approached their roles
To warm up the discussion Wolf Blass Wines will be sampling their latest wine selection, and Script Bar and Bistrowill be offering a Super Sunday dinner special for those who want to complete their weekend in style. The relaxed and informal nature of the Q&A is a great chance to dig deeper into the whimsical plot lines and to discover how the actors approach their roles.
Free gift bags of cosmetics provided by MTC’s sponsor The Heat Group will be awarded for the best question on the day.
Lisa McCune plays the role of Jean and when a stranger seated next to her in a café fails to answer his incessantly ringing mobile phone, she decides to answer it, only to discover that the man seated next to her has croaked. Feeling somewhat responsible for the stranger and wanting to offer some comfort to the dead man’s family, what can she do but keep answering the phone?
But responsibilities taken up lightly can become burdens in time as soon she is telling the callers exactly what she thinks they need to hear, and is being drawn more and more into their lives as they are into hers. Dead Man’s Cell Phone traces one woman’s accidental quest to make a few people just feel a little bit better about themselves.

 Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a romantic and fantastical story about the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Sumner Sundowner
MTC Theatre – 140 Southbank Blvd Southbank
Sunday 25 July, 4pm Matinee performance
Tickets: $42.55-$83.15 (Under 30s $30)
Bookings: MTC Box Office 03 8688 0900 or