Is He Dead

A new comedy by Mark Twain
as adapted by David Ives
Nov. 14-23, 2013

American master Mark Twain’s only play debuted on Broadway in 2007, as adapted by David Ives, (A Flea in Her EarVenus in Fur) in a rollicking, madcap collaboration. Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux, but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andrew forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor’s prison unless Marie agrees to marry the dealer. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die; dead painters achieve fame and fortune. So Millet fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as the Widow Tillou, his own sister! Now he must find a way to get out of a dress, come back from the dead, and marry Marie.
by permission of Playscripts, Inc.

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