Red Dragon Players

The Austin High School Theatre Department

Bringing up the curtain
on 114 years of Theatre!


Excellence in Theatre since 1908

Fall 2023

Dead Man's Cell Phone


by Sarah Ruhl

 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, 2007

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough of it. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone.Dead Man's Cellphone is a work about how we remember the dead – and how that memorialization changes us. It is the journey of a woman forced to confront her presumptions about morality, redemption, and isolation in a technologically obsessed society.

Dead Man's Cellphone premiered in 2007 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. in Washington, D.C., directed by Rebecca Taichman. It premiered off-Broadway in 2008 at Playwright's Horizons, directed by Anne Bogart and starring Mary Louise Parker.

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