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DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE

April 15 – May 8, 2022

  • By Sarah Ruhl 

  • Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner  

  • Off-the-Wall Comedy 

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Recommended for High School age and up

  • The play runs 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission.

Overview

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.  
 

Broadway World review: "This deliciously delirious production proudly combines surrealism and existentialism with knowing wit and gut-busting physical comedy…Don't walk, run to see it.”

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” 


LIVE PERFORMANCES

April 15 - May 8, 2022

DIGITAL VERSION

Rent the digital version May 9 - May 22, 2022. Rent here


WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Before you attend the performance, the program provides cast bios, sponsor backgrounds, and further reading. Read.

CONTENT ADVISORY

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.

Sponsors

Honorary Producer

Associate Producer

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Creative Team

Sarah Ruhl

Playwright

Michael Locher

Scenic Design

Tricia Barsamian

Costume Design

Isabella Byrd

Lighting Design

Matt Starritt

Sound Design

Rebecca R.D. Hamlin

Stage Manager

Emily Bohannan

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast

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Melissa Pritchett

as The Other Woman

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Todd Waite

as Mrs. Gottleib