Dead Man's Cell Phone

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Presented by Ross Valley Players at Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater, Ross CA

Mar 01 - 25 2018
Dead Man's Cell Phone

A wildly imaginative comedy by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Chloe Bronzan

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.

SARAH RUHL Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University studying with Paula Vogel. She won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006 and most recently, the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. She  is currently on the faculty at Yale School of Drama. Her book of essays on the theater and motherhood, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write, was a Times Notable Book of the Year.


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


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Performances are Thursdays (7:30pm), Fridays (8:00pm), Saturdays (8:00pm,) & Sundays (2:00pm) 

Special Nights: 

Thursday, March 1 – Preview Night with Pay What You Will ticket prices

Friday, March 2Opening Night and Season Subscriber’s Reception

Saturday, March 3Buzz At The Barn – 7:00 pm pre-show cocktails with hors d’oeuvres

Sunday, March 18 & March 25Talkbacks:  Discuss the show with the director and actors immediately following the matinee performance.

Sunday, March 25Closing Matinee


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays:  $27 General Admission  /  $15 Under 25
Thursdays:  $22 General Admission  /  $12 Under 25
Preview Night / Thursday, March 1  –  $10 minimum donation suggested

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Contact: 415-456-9555 ext. 1

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Performances are Thursdays (7:30pm), Fridays (8:00pm), Saturdays (8:00pm,) & Sundays (2:00pm) 

Special Nights:  Preview – 3/1, Opening – 3/2, Buzz at the Barn – 3/3, Talkbacks – 3/18 & 3/25, Closing – 3/25



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30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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