A cell phone rings in a quiet cafe. Unable to stand the incessant ringing at a nearby table one second longer, Jean answers the phone and makes a fateful discovery. Suddenly and unwittingly, she is obliged to deliver some inauspicious news to Gordon’s callers while playing comforter and counselor to those he left behind. Zany, unexpected, and gorgeously lyrical, Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone affirms the vivacity of life while wrestling with how our beloved technologies both bind us together and isolate us from the people we love.
” . . . a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in.” – Variety