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Dead Man's Cell Phone is a 2007 play written by Sarah Ruhl. After answering the ringing phone of a man at a nondescript cafe, Jean finds herself caught amidst his family trying to comfort them. Little does she know what she has gotten herself into...

Dead Man's Cell Phone Contains examples of...

  • Chekhov's Gun: The letter Z. After Jean dies, she uses it to get in contact with Dwight from the afterlife.
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  • Cluster F-Bomb: When Jean is quoting her encounter with a woman in the line at the pharmacy, she starts swearing like a sailor, much to Dwight's surprise.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: At the very end when Dwight kisses Jean, he says that's when they kiss and the lights go out.
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