Kent State University Trumbull
After you’re gone, how will you be remembered? Jean is just trying to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in a café, when a cell phone belonging to the man at the next table starts to ring. And ring. And ring. Jean realizes the man isn't answering it…because he's dead. Out of confusion, annoyance and the tiniest bit of sick curiosity, she answers his phone. So begins DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, who authored last season’s smash IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY). A funny and often times otherworldly play “hung up” on how we memorialize the dead - and how that remembering changes us - DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE is the lyrical odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.