Is He Dead?
by Mark Twain
Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Davidow Theater, Salem Community College
Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Millet fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie.
With a madcap, non-stop plot, and twists and turns up until the very end, "Is He Dead?" will absolutely leave you in stitches! Join us on the first stop of our 40th Anniversary Party this June!
"The Runner Stumbles" (2014)
Jean-Francois Millet/Widow Daisy Tillou
Papa Louis Leroux
Hans von Bismark ("Dutchy")
Agamemnon Buckner ("Chicago")
The King of France
The Emperor of Russia
The Sultan of Turkey
Directed by Matt Jordan
Is He Dead? is presented by special arrangement
with Playscripts, Inc.