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Winsome Cheung THR 104 Assignment: Analysis of the play Dead man’s cell phone 12/10/11 Dead man’s cell phone by Sarah Ruhl presented by Asylum Theatre Director: Deborah Mayo Synopsis and character description In the beginning of the play, the setting was at coffee shop. A woman named Jean, was annoyed by the man sitting on the table next to hers because he didn’t answer his cell phone. Finally, she decided to walk over to his table and ask him to answer his phone. Then, she realized that man, Gordon, has died while sitting at the table across from her. Jean becomes intertwined in Gordon’s personal life by answering his cell phone calls, which eventually becomes a responsibility and an addiction to her. Jean is a girl who dresses casually, doesn’t really put much make up on. She is shy and lack of confidence. She doesn’t own a cellphone herself because she thinks that a person who has a cellphone always have the obligation to respond to the text/phone calls. She went to Gordon’s funeral and confessed to God that she loved Gordon even though they don’t even know each other. On that day, she met Mrs. Gottlieb, Gordon’s dramatic mother who likes to wear bright colors and lots of makeup. After the funeral at the Church, she went to meet up with Gordon’s mistress at a train station. She offered Jean her lipstick and inform

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