Actor's Theatre of Charlotte's latest production Dead Man's Cell Phone is the perfect example of why it's sometimes better to let a phone ring off the hook than answer it. The surrealist comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl unfolds when a woman grabs up a stranger's cell phone after he croaks in a cafe. Whatever the quirky reasoning behind this action, it's clearly forgotten as the woman takes the incoming calls. Conversing with the man's grieving friends and family, a message in on how to live is delivered. $24-$29; Pay what you can night on April 13. April 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; April 8-9, 8 p.m.; April 13-14, 7:30 p.m.; April 15-16, 8 p.m.; April 17, 2:30 p.m.; April 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; April 22-23, 8 p.m. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.