Forge Theatre Announces: DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE

by Patricia Bradford

Society, the way humans interact with each other, has been changed in the last few decades by cell phones more than almost any other technology. We are all now always connected, instantly available, always on-call. But at the same time, our cell phones isolate us from our physical surroundings, from those standing in line with us, or sitting next to us on the train, or walking past us on the sidewalk.

When one woman answers the cell phone of the stranger who has quietly passed away in the café where she is eating her soup, her life is changed. Her decision to try and keep this man’s memory alive by keeping his cell phone alive draws her into his life, his family, his career, and in the process takes her from her lonely, anonymous life into love, grieving, gun fights in foreign airports, and even the afterlife. Ms. Ruhl’s dark comedy looks at how cell phones have changed our lives, but also the very nature of memories, women’s roles in society, religion, organ donation, lipstick, and stationary.

Performances for DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE are on February 24, 25, March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, Sunday performances are at 2 PM. Reservations are recommended, and can be made at Forge’s website,, or by phone at (610) 935-1920. Forge Theatre is at 241 First Avenue, Phoenixville, PA. Those attending performances are requested to not park along First Avenue.

Theater/Organization FORGE THEATRE
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Theater/Organization Address: 241 First Ave Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610) 935-1920

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