$15.00    |  Jan 24 - 28, 2023  |  8:00PM - 10:30PM
Lindhurst Theatre at Pepperdine University

Presented by Pepperdine Theatre Department

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur fellow Sarah Ruhl.

When Jean finally picks up the dead man’s phone, her days become intertwined with his past and the life that goes on without him. As an employee at the Holocaust museum, Jean is well acquainted with the idea of morality and redemption—but the dead man’s funeral forces her to confront her long-standing assumptions.

With twists and turns and a bit of whimsy, this off-the-wall play explores our need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.

The production contains profanity, mature themes, and the use of a firearm. No late seating allowed. Join a talk back with the actors and director after the Wednesday, January 25 performance.