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."
"Dead Man's Cell Phone," directed by Stephanie Hettrick, a junior theatre major from Commerce, Ga., will premiere at Reinhardt University, February 14-16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hoke O'Kelley Auditorium in the Burgess Administration Building on Reinhardt's main campus in Waleska, Ga. This is Reinhardt Theatre's inaugural student-directed main stage production.
"Dead Man's Cell Phone" is 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. In an entanglement of death, lies and love, this drama explores the effects of technology on the modern person and the importance of what truly knowing another human means.