Bell Road Barn Players 

proudly presents

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

by Sarah Ruhl

directed by Gary Heisserer


A phone in a café rings and rings and rings. Jean, a woman sitting at a nearby table, goes to the table where the phone is ringing. She soon discovers that the man sitting at table has died. She decides to take the dead man’s cell phone and by doing so enters the worlds of his mother, wife, brother, lover, and dubious business partner. The play also looks at the “noise” of information overload, and the “aloneness” it can create. The play is at time realistic, but also ventures into nonrealism. Like our contemporary world, the environment of the play is at times loud and at times silent, real and at times ethereal, fluid yet transitory.

“Ruhl’s zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and luminous look at the times we live in.” Variety

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