Is He Dead?

Critics

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Audience

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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.

Reviews

The show is one that should never work it is riddled with so much overplayed themes and jokes such as crossdressing, faked deaths, palpitating ingénues, spinster landladies...yet thanks to the script by David Ives (very little reads as being written by Twain) and the Redmans' fabulous casting the show manages to be what it should not be -- a bundle of laughs. And kudos to Tanner Redman and Jeremy Zeller's gorgeous sets, especially the Act II Parisian apartment they designed.

sweet - Joy Michelle - The Joyous Living - ...read full review


The show is one that should never work it is riddled with so much overplayed themes and jokes such as crossdressing, faked deaths, palpitating ingénues, spinster landladies...yet thanks to the script by David Ives (very little reads as being written by Twain) and the Redmans' fabulous casting the show manages to be what it should not be -- a bundle of laughs. And kudos to Tanner Redman and Jeremy Zeller's gorgeous sets, especially the Act II Parisian apartment they designed.

sweet - Joy Michelle - The Joyous Living - ...read full review