Macao Youth RepertoryTheatre

Dead Man’s Cell Phone - A Play by Sarah Ruhl

25, 26/5│Friday, Saturday│8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 120, 100

Playwright: Sarah Ruhl
Director: Weigo Lee
Set and Costume Designer: Nip Man Teng
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Fung
Music and Sound Designer: Vu Ka Sio
Principal Cast: Leong Kin Teng, Wong Pak Hou, Au Mong Chao,
Ip Ian In, Leong Wan I and Ieong Lai Hong

In a café, a man’s phone rings insistently. Flustered and then irritated, a woman across the way approaches and answers the ringing phone. From that point, the phone connects the woman to a new world – a world surrounding the life of a dead man…

Premiered in 2007, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a comedy full of poetic fantasies. The story employs modern technology – the cell phone – to explore the real lack of communication people experience in modern life. The extremely realistic scenes and language constitute a rhapsodic story, whilst reflecting the ordinary yet interesting life of the people.

Sarah Ruhl is a new contemporary American playwright who has attracted much attention in theatrical circles. Her other well-known plays include the Pulitzer Prizenominated The Clean House and Eurydice. Ruhl’s acute observations and unique female sharpness empower her to blend everyday life with magic in her writing, to produce seemingly simple yet passionate stories of our modern

Duration: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one interval