Dead Man’s Cell Phone,
by Sarah Ruhl (Chicago playwright)
Directed by Lisa Cantwell
A cell phone rings continuously in a café. When a woman becomes annoyed that the man who owns it won’t answer it, she discovers that he is dead. Oddly drawn to the man, she feels compelled to keep his phone, and in so doing becomes entangled with the man’s personal relationships and the mysteries surrounding his life. The play is a thought provoking and whimsical dark comedy that examines issues of personal responsibility, integrity and communication.