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    Dead Man's Cell Phone

    Presented by at The Lyric Stage Company

    October 16 - November 14, 2009


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    Dead Man's Cell Phone

    When a man at a cafe table suddenly dies and his cell phone rings,the woman at the next table answers it, dropping her into the labyrinth of his life in this 'beguiling new comedy,' (The New York Times). As she forges new relationships on his behalf with his bereft family members, she discovers his life was a mystery even to those closest to him.

    “Ms. Ruhl is the rare young writer with a truly theatrical imagination. She...

    When a man at a cafe table suddenly dies and his cell phone rings,the woman at the next table answers it, dropping her into the labyrinth of his life in this 'beguiling new comedy,' (The New York Times). As she forges new relationships on his behalf with his bereft family members, she discovers his life was a mystery even to those closest to him.

    “Ms. Ruhl is the rare young writer with a truly theatrical imagination. She goes her own way, discovering surprising beauty and offbeat humor in unlikely places.” –The New York Times

    By Sarah Ruhl, Boston Premiere


    The Lyric Stage Company

    140 Clarendon Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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    • Event Name: Dead Man's Cell Phone
      Article: Of Life's Mysteries and Missed Calls
      The Boston Globe - Oct 20, 2009
      By Don Aucoin

      By this point, to build a play around the centrality of the cellphone in our lives is to do no more than acknowledge the obvious.
      But Sarah...
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      By this point, to build a play around the centrality of the cellphone in our lives is to do no more than acknowledge the obvious.
      But Sarah Ruhl takes it a meta-step further, suggesting that even in death, those tiny, all-powerful devices - part technological tool, part talisman - will make it possible for our lives to go on without us...

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