Who does not get annoyed when a loudly ringing cell phone disturbs your quiet meal? And if the jerk who owns the phone just lets it ring , and ring, and ring? Well it's enough to make you go ballistic.
The scenario changes when it is discovered that the phone's owner is not answering because he is dead. The woman who answers the ringing cell phone is drawn into the dead man's world, and what an interesting world it is. That is the clever concept for this play by one of America's most celebrated playwrights, Sarah Ruhl.
Ruhl has created a fantastic odyssey for the woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Is it a comedy? Playgoers will laugh ...a lot...but the play gives the audience a lot to think about when it's over.
This production is on the University Theatre's mainstage. It is located on the lower level of Xavier Hall. The dates of the performance are April 29, 30 and May 6, 7, and 8, 2011. The Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $10, seniors $9, faculty/staff of Saint Louis University $9, and all students $7. Reservations and more information available at 314-977-3327.