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The Originals present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, by Sarah Ruhl


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Thursday July 18 - 7:30PM
Friday July 19 - 7:30PM
Saturday July 20 - 7:30 PM
Sunday July 21 - 2:30 matinee

Thursday July 25 - 7:30PM
Friday July 26 - 7:30PM
Saturday July 27 - 7:30 PM

Thursdays, July 18 and 25 are pay-what-you-like.  All others $15

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe.  A stranger at the next table who has had enough.  And a dead man - with a lot of loose ends.  So begins DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.  A work about how we memorialize the dead - and how that remembering changes us - it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

"Satire is her oxygen [...] In her oddball comedy, DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, Sarah Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave." - The Washington Post

"The beguiling comedy [...] blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre and the bizarrely moving [...] [Ruhl] writes surrealist fantasies that happen to be populated by eccentrically real people, comedies in which the surface illogic of dreams is made meaningful - made truthful - by the deeper logic of human feeling." - The New York Times

"Ruhl's zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in." - Variety

Earlier Event: June 7
April Verch
Later Event: August 2
David Mallett