By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Chloe Bronzan
Production Managed by Buzz Halsing

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 this wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, author of the Ross Valley Players hit “The Clean House.” 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. Directed by Chloe Bronzan.

“Satire is her oxygen. . . . In her new oddball comedy, ‘Dead Mans Cell Phone,’ Sarah Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave. 
– The Washington Post

…beguiling new comedy…Ms. Ruhls work blends the mundane and
the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre
and the bizarrely moving. – New York Times

March 1 PREVIEW – Pay What You Will
March 3 BUZZ AT THE BARN – Appetizers and cocktails – 7 pm
March 18 & 25 – TALK BACK – With director and cast


Cast & Crew

Jean – Deborah Murphy
Gordon – Steve Price
Mrs. Gottlieb – Christine Macomber
Dwight – Peter Warden
Hermia – Marilyn Hughes
Mystery Woman – Nan Ayers

Director – Chloe Bronzan
Producer – Buzz Halsing
Stage Manager – Heather Shepardson
Set Designer – Kim Kitz
Lighting Designer – Tina Johnson
Sound Designer – Bruce Vieira
Fight Choreographer – Zoe Swenson-Graham
Property Designer – Dhyanis
Costume Designer – Michael Berg
Set Construction – Michael Walraven