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Is He Dead?

A New Comedy by Mark Twain
As Adapted by David Ives

Performance Dates & Times
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2009
Production Team
Director - Jennifer Haggerty
Assistant Director and Set Designer - Stephan
Producer - Sheryl Eldridge
Stage Manager - Misti Locklear-Pierce
Costume Mistress - Sheree Robbins
Sound and Light Technician - Tyler Petrick
House Manager - Tim Lazerus
Jean-François Millet - Josh Behn
Basil Thorpe/Claude Rivière/Charlie/The King of France - Stuart Clausen
Bastien André - Eric Schindler
Papa Leroux - Bill Terry
Marie Leroux - Katy Groesbeck
Cecile Leroux - Jessica Moll
Agamemnon Buckner ("Chicago") - Brian Haggerty
Hans von Bismarck ("Dutchy") - Danny Roberson
Phelim O'Shaughnessy - Josh Lawrence
Madame Bathilde - Betsy Henderson
Madame Caron - Amber Ashpole
Mark Twain - John Port
Is He Dead?

Richly intermingling elements of burlesque, farce, and social satire with a wry look at the world market in art, "Is He Dead?" is a fictional story of French painter Jean-Francois Millet and his artist friends, who stage Millet's death to drive up the price of his paintings. To ensure that this scheme succeeds, the artists hatch some hilarious plots involving cross-dressing, a full-scale fake funeral, lovers' deceptions, and much more.

Written by Mark Twain in 1898, "Is He Dead?" was discovered in 2003. This adaption by David Ives was first performed December 2007.

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Last Updated : 7/25/2009