Dead Man's Cell Phone

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Drama - 144 pages
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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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User Review  - EricKibler - LibraryThing

I just landed a role in this play today (the dead man of the title, who is much more animated than the name implies). I immediately purchased it as a Kindle book and read it. Wow. It's funny, touching ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
12
Section 4
21
Section 5
34
Section 6
58
Section 7
66
Section 8
73
Section 9
79
Section 10
91
Section 11
96
Section 12
111
Section 13
125
Section 14
127
Section 15
128
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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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