On the last Monday of every month people meet in Q's drawing room to read a play they may have heard of but not necessarily have read. Writer's come to see how the greats wrote, actors come to play multiple parts and theatre lovers come because it keeps them in touch with the art form. It is open all and everyone takes turns in playing characters from the play. Discussions ensue after over tea and biscuits.In the month of January, we will be reading, Sarah Ruhl's 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' - 'Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean, an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a café, she is soon playing unwitting comforter and confessor to the man's grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean's ensnarled in the underbelly of the dead man's bizarre life.'
Sarah Ruhl (born 1974) is an American playwright. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House. It won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004. It was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005.
Dead Man's Cell Phone premiered in New York City at Playwrights Horizons in 2008 in a production starring Mary-Louise Parker. It had its world premiere at Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 2007. It was produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2009.
We will be reading it on the 31st of January at 7:30pm at 18 Anukool, Sq. Ldr. Harminder Singh Marg, 7 Bungalows. Next to Daljit Gym. All are welcome. If you need directions call Quasar on 26392688 or 9821087261.