Dead Man's Cell Phone (Paperback)

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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 new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. 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.

Praise For…

"Satire is her oxygen.... In her new 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

"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

"[Ruhl] tackles big ideas with a voice that entertains" --NPR

"...beguiling new comedy...Ms. Ruhl's work blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre and the bizarrely moving." --New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780573663925
ISBN-10: 0573663920
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: August 9th, 2010
Pages: 72
Language: English