By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
Recommended for High School age and up
The play runs 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission.
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House). An off-the-wall play about the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
Houston Chronicle review: “Joy and humor in the random connections the universe delights in making”
The Courier review: “By play’s end, sailing on a sea of laughter, the audience arrives at a fresh vision of the depth of our longing to connect, our desire to form a bond.”
Car Takes with Deborah and Joel review: “Surreal…It’s really remarkable and very, very funny…a mind-bender and hilarious”
April 15 - May 8, 2022
Rent the digital version May 9 - May 22, 2022. Rent here
Before you attend the performance, the program provides cast bios, sponsor backgrounds, and further reading. Read.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone contains Flashing Lights, Language, Violence, and brief discussions of Sexual Situations as it depicts characters grappling with the extreme situation of the sudden death of a loved one. To learn more about the content of this show, please click here for our content advisory page.