Title

Is He Dead?

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Playwright

Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives

Performance Dates

February 18-21 & 25-27, 2016

Creative Team

Directed by..........................Mark Mineart

Scenic Design by................Rob Johnson

Lighting Design by..............T.J. Gerckens

Costume Design by............Rebecca White

Sound Design by................Doc Davis

Synopsis

This play was written by Mark Twain in 1898 and first published in print in 2003. The play focuses on a fictional version of the great French painter, Jean-François Millet, as an impoverished artist in Barbizon, France who, with the help of his colleagues, stages his death in order to increase the value of his paintings, and afterwards dresses as a woman to keep his secret safe. Combining elements of burlesque, farce, and social satire, the comedy relies on such devices as cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and romantic deceptions to tell its story, which raises questions about fame, greed, and the value of art. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is_He_Dead%3F

Disciplines

Acting | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Playwriting | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theatre, Jack Labrecque, Evan Moore-Coll, Lauren DiMario, Asel Swango, Steven Meeker, Jordan Wood, Sileyemon Ndongo, Sally Clark, Tristan Gillia, Phil Cunningham, Ben Folts

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