Everyone does, eventually, open up to Jean, and what we discover through her is a world in which people's relations to each other — and to themselves — are often fragmented, a world in which people are desperate for deeper connections to anything. The more time we spend among the fragments of other people's lives, remarks Jean, even as her emotional dependence on Gordon's phone grows, the more we sometimes disappear ourselves.
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DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE | by Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Lisa Muller-Jones | Produced by Mad Horse Theatre Company | at Portland Stage Company's Studio Theater | through January 31 | 207.730.2389
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