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

Tickets: $10

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)




Cast (TBA)

Jean-Francois Millet/Widow Daisy Tillou

Bastien Andre

Marie Leroux

Papa Louis Leroux

Cecile Leroux

Hans von Bismark ("Dutchy")

Phelim O'Shaughnessy

Agamemnon Buckner ("Chicago")

Madome Caron

Madame Bathilde

Basil Thorpe

Claude Riviere

Charlie/Inspector Gaston

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.