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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