Dead Man's Cell Phone, A Quirky Comic Adventure at Steppenwolf Theatre
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I sat there and watched all these smug, self satisfied subscribers look at each other with this "I *got* it, didn't you? Aren't we special" look.
Newsflash - the Emperor has no clothes.
OMG - the comparison to High School theater above is...continued
Jean is sleepwalking through her life until she answers a dead man’s cell phone. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead man’s brother, a drinking binge with his wife, and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress—not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market. In this quirky modern adventure, Jean reconnects to her own spirit and learns that life is for the living.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jessica Thebus
Sarah Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House, which won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She also won the 2006 MacArthur Fellowship for “creating vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with mythic themes of love and war." Other plays include Eurydice and _Passion Play. _
Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance.