IS HE DEAD?
Written by Mark Twain and Adapted by David Ives
Directed by Jamie Choina Stewart
It is 1846 and Jean-Francois Millet is a respected artist but unable to sell a single painting due to being a little too alive. Unfortunately, he is also deeply in debt to an unscrupulous money lender. At the end of his rope, Millet sees only one way out: faking his own death with a little help from his friends. But how do you come back for the woman you love when everyone thinks you’re dead? Written over 100 years ago by beloved author Mark Twain and resurrected by playwright David Ives, Is He Dead? Is a hilarious, farcical work of historical fiction asking timely questions about fame, greed, and the value of art.