Rep Answers The Call
Trinity Rep in Providence continues its 46th season with Sarah Ruhl’s dark comedy "Dead Man’s Cell Phone," directed by Beth F. Milles. From the author of "The Clean House," the quirky comedy examines the connections, both real and virtual, that hold us together in modern times. Performances are scheduled February 19 - March 28 in the Dowling Theater.
Rep resident acting company member Janice Duclos stars
as Jean, an unassuming woman who's thrown headlong into an unexpected
odyssey when she answers an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet
café. Matters get tricky when she discovers why the phone’s
owner was neglecting to pick up his phone – he’s dead. Jean
soon finds herself trying to make things right with the mysterious dead
man’s widow, his mother and his mistress. Through it all, she finds
she actually might be falling in love with the dead man.
Sarah Ruhl received her MFA in playwriting from Brown University,
where she studied with Paula Vogel. Her newest play,
"In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play," just
made its Broadway debut this winter at the Lincoln Center Theater.
Ruhl’s other work includes "Passion Play, a cycle;"
"Melancholy Play;" "Eurydice;" "Orlando;"
and "Late: A cowboy song." Her plays have been
produced at Lincoln Center Theater, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage,
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep,
The Wilma Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Madison Rep
and the Piven Theatre, among others.
For information and tickets, stop by the box office at 201 Washington Street in Providence, call 401-351-4242 or visit www.trinityrep.com.
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