Is He Dead?: Washington Area Premiere of Mark Twain's Rediscovered Comedy
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The last date listed for Is He Dead? was Saturday March 7, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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Mark Twain must have been familiar with one of the most popular shows of the 19th century, "Charley's Aunt" which was subsequently revived on stage, on film (most famously with Jack Benny) and as the musical that made Ray Bolger a star. This lost...continued
Jean-Francois Millet is a brilliant but unrecognized artist who can’t sell a painting to save his life. With the help of his madcap bohemian friends, Jean decides to stage his own demise to revive sales. However, in order to keep an eye on his success, he re-emerges as his imaginary twin sister. Authored by Mark Twain in 1897, this play was recently discovered by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and updated by David Ives. Join Olney for a farce that will have you laughing loud enough to wake the dead.