Dead Man’s Cell Phone
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’s 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.
Scenic Designer & Costume Designer: G. W. Mercier
Lighting Designer: Brian H Scott
Sound Designer: Darron L West
Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Moreau
Photo of Kathleen Chalfant by Joan Marcus.
A beguiling new comedy. Sarah Ruhl blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre and the bizarrely moving. Her surrealist fantasies are made meaningful – made truthful – by the deeper logic of human feeling.—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times |Read Full Article
What a pleasure to have Mary-Louise Parker, one of our most extraordinary actresses, back on the New York stage after a too-long absence.—John Simon, Bloomberg
A rockstar ensemble in Anne Bogart’s visually impressive production.—David Cote, Time Out New York