Dead Man's Cell Phone

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303


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Past performances

Friday, January 11 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 12 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 13 2:00 pm
Thursday, January 17 7:00 pm
Friday, January 18 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 19 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 20 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, January 24 7:00 pm
Friday, January 25 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 26 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 27 2:00 pm

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Scott Ford

In this oddball comedy, a man dies in a small café, but his cell phone will not stop ringing. Jean, the woman at the next table, answers the phone and quickly ends up stuck in the middle of all his troubles, including becoming connected to his family, and unexpectedly falling in love with his brother, all while confronting her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and how we memorialize the dead. 

Winner of the 2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and marked by Sarah Ruhl’s distinctive theatricality, this loopy and highly imaginative fantasy is rooted in the universal themes of love, death, grief, sibling rivalry, and a longing for connectedness.