Bell Road Barn Players
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone”
by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Gary Heisserer
PERFORMANCES MARCH 10th - 19th
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
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