Dead Man's Cell Phone (2013)

"Dead Man's Cell Phone" (2014), directed by Jess Hutchinson; Photo: Lawrence Peart
Photo: Lawrence Peart

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jess Hutchinson

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
February 14, 15, 19-22 at 8:00 p.m.
February 16, 23 at 2:00 p.m.

"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

When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased cafe patron, she holds onto the device to keep the man alive in a strange yet significant way. Jean's quiet life is turned upside-down as she's thrust into a world of mysterious strangers, shady business deals and the potential for true love.

A story about memory, redemption and connection - and disconnection - in a technology obsessed world, Ruhl's comedy is a mesmerizing reflection of today. View the Dead Man's Cell Phone playbill.

Dead Man's Cell Phone is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Engagement Events

Community Outreach Event:
Sunday, February 16, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance

How does technology alter the ways people interact with one another? What do we lose when we assume that all changes brought about via technology are good ones? Patrons are invited to join members of the creative team from Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone as we look at the connections - and disconnections - made in today's world. The post-performance discussion will be held in the Winship Drama building Atrium immediately following the performance of Dead Man's Cell Phone.