Dead Man's Cell Phone

Front Cover, Limited, 2010 - Drama - 144 pages
41 Reviews
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet caf. 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 playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur ''Genius'' Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. A work about how we memorialize the dead - and how that remembering changes us - it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Sarah Ruhl's plays have been produced at theaters around the country, including Lincoln Center Theater, the Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, among others, and internationally. She is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (for The Clean House, 2004), the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, and the Whiting Writers' Award. The Clean House was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She is a member of 13P and New Dramatists.

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She is creative and quick, with a good sense of pace. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Miriam - Goodreads

This play was not as overwhelmingly profound as its author seemed to think it was. I'll wager it would be better in performance than it was on the page, but as written, it often fell flat. The best ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maddsurgeon - Goodreads

One of Ruhl's stranger plays -- starts off fairly straight forward; a woman gets sucked into a dead man's world by answering his phone. The characters get stranger and the situations get more off the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Sarah Ruhl received the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play "The Clean House," which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory

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