Dead Man’s Cell Phone

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About This Show

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, starring Mary-Louise Parker, Kathleen Chalfant, and T. Ryder Smith. Anne Bogart directs.

Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean, an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a café, she is soon playing unwitting comforter and confessor to the man’s grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean is ensnarled in the underbelly of the dead man’s bizarre life.

A wildly imaginative new comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.

Starting Wednesday, January 30 at 10AM, Playwrights Horizons will be accepting entries for its popular online lottery LIVEforFIVE for 50 tickets to Dead Man’s Cell Phone.

A new initiative created this season as part of the theater company’s Arts Access program, LIVEforFIVE makes available $5 tickets for the first preview performance of each Playwrights Horizons production through a lottery via the company’s website. Tickets will be for the first preview on Friday, February 8 at 8PM.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: March 4, 2008 Final Performance: March 30, 2008

Theatermania Review

| | March 4, 2008
Sarah Ruhl’s disappointing new play suffers from an excess of whimsy and a lack of significant insight.

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