Dead Man’s Cell Phone

  • by Sarah Ruhl
  • Directed by Steve Murdock
  • Produced by Jen McKenna

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. 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. 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.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone has some adult language and themes. We recommend that parents research the play before deciding if their children should see it.

September 20-October 6 Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S Kalmia, Escondido, CA 92025

Cast List:

  • Andrea Acuna as Jean
  • Matt FitzGerald as Gordon
  • Allison MacDonald as Mrs. Gottleib
  • Amy Stanley as Hermia
  • Jeremy Schaeg as Dwight
  • Alexandra Dybvig as The Other Woman