Dead Man's Cell Phone

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Sarah Ruhl

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 4 Female

A cell phone rings incessantly in a quiet café

There's 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 Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice

Dead Man's Cell Phone is about how we memorialize the dead and how that remembering changes us

It is also the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world


"Satire is her oxygen ... In her new oddball comedy Sarah Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave" ~ The Washington Post

"Ruhl's zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in" ~ Variety

" ... a beguiling new comedy ... Ms. Ruhl's work blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre and the bizarrely moving" ~ New York Times

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