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ARIANA REINES
Telephone

Theater | $14.95
Publication Date: June 2017

B     Watson?
W    yes bell.
B     it seems we might not have undertaken this properly.
W    i think we’re managing reasonably well.
B     you do?
W    i came, did i not?
B     yes you did.
W    so it was intelligible. you wanted me to come, right?
B     yes i did. silence so. we have made history.

Telephone is a theatrical triptych inspired by Avital Ronell’s The Telephone Book, an epic work that draws upon history, philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature to explore the nature of communication in the age of technology. Like the book, Reines’ play operates like a switchboard, connecting people and places across time and space.