Dead Man�s Cell Phone: Bill Camp joins cast

Playwrights Horizons have announced that Bill Camp will join Mary-Louise Parker and Kathleen Chalfant in the New York premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man�s Cell Phone, directed by Anne Bogart, opening at Playwrights Horizons' Main Stage on 4 Mar 2008, following previews from 8 Feb, and running through to 16 Mar 2008.

Dead Man�s Cell Phone: Gordon (Bill Camp)is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean (Mary-Louise Parker), an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a caf�, 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.

Bill Camp is currently starring in the title role of New York Theater Workshop�s production of The Misanthrope. Prior to Dead Man�s Cell Phone, which will be his Playwrights Horizons debut, he will again appear at NYTW in 'Becket Shorts' with Mikhail Baryshnikov in December.

Camp's Broadway credits include 'Coram Boy' (2007), 'Heartbreak House' (2006 revival), 'Jackie: An American Life' (1997), 'Saint Joan' (1993 revival) and 'The Seagull' (1992 revival). Camp won an Obie Award for his performance as 'Quango Twistleton' in the New York Theatre Workshop' production of 'Homebody/Kabul' (2001).

The creative team comprises G.W. Mercier (sets and costumes), Brian Scott (lighting) and Darron L. West (sound).

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