Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., is staging the play beginning June 4, under the direction of Woolly's former associate artistic director Rebecca Bayla Taichman.
The production will feature Polly Noonan along with Woolly acting company members Rick Foucheux, Naomi Jacobson, Sarah Marshall, Jennifer Mendenhall and Bruce Nelson.
"How much could someone learn about you if they found your cell phone – and started answering your calls?" ask production notes. "From the lyrical author of The Clean House comes this oddly mythic love story in which a lonely woman, Jean, answers the cell phone of a stranger, Gordon, and finds herself the unwitting guardian of his memory. Traveling literally to hell and back, Ruhl's quirky comedy is set amidst a world where technology is swallowing our souls, grieving is more complicated than we think, and everyone is desperate to make connections."
Opening is June 15. Performances play to July 1 at Woolly Mammoth's home at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D).
The Clean House was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005 and won The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004.
For more information, (202) 393-3939 or visit www.woollymammoth.net.
Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago will stage its own production of Dead Man's Cell Phone in early 2008.