Dead Man’s Cell Phone
by Sarah Ruhl
October 20th-October 30th, 2016
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, an imaginative new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Sarah Ruhl, author of Eurydice, and The Clean House (which played at the Playhouse's 2013 Season).
This is a play about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
Directed by Maureen Costello.
"Satire is her oxygen. . . . In her new oddball comedy, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave." - The Washington Post
"Ruhl's zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in." - Variety
"(Ruhl) tackles big ideas with a voice that entertains" - NPR
*Recommended for ages 16 and above*