Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Female/ Female / Unarmed (UA) / Comic / Knife (Kn) / Quarterstaff (QS) / February 8, 2018

Sarah Ruhl

Samuel French

Stranger and Jean

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, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work 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