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, soon discovers that the owner of the phone has died. She decides to take the dead man’s cell phone and inadvertently enters the worlds of his mother, wife, brother, lover, and dubious business partner.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone explores the “noise” of our information overload, and the “aloneness” it can create. The play is at times realistic, but also ventures into non-realism. Like our contemporary world, the environment of the play is both loud and silent, real and at times ethereal, fluid yet transitory. 

Contains adult language and situations.

“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

Licensed through special arrangement with
Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection

Cast & Crew

Jean – Shannon King
Hermia – Alli Irvin
Other Woman/Stranger – Heather J. Ives
Mrs. Gottlieb – Jeannie Blau
Gordon – Kevan Myers
Dwight – Patrick Peterson
Director – Gary Heisserer
Stage Manager – Diane Bulan
Costume Designer – Karla Fennick
Lighting Designer – Josh Austin
Sound Designer – Gianna Agostino