Heading into Tech for Is He Dead?

A re-discovered play by Mark Twain opens on April 8 
Director Nancy Stuart and her cast are making the final turn and coming into the home stretch in preparations for P2K’s next production. Is He Dead? is a rarely seen gem from the pen of America’s greatest author, Mark Twain.

Rehearsing for IS HE DEAD?

The cast includesKen DeZarn as the artist “Jean-Francois Millet,” Mitch Mitchell  as “Chicago,” Michael Stanard as “Dutchy.” Graydon Vaughtas “Leroux,”  David Remschel as “Andre,” Colton VanFossen as “O’Shaughnessy,” Brian Mantz as “Thorpe,” Justin Radkiewicz as “Charlie,” Tasha Remschel as “Marie,”Amy Goodyear as “Cecile,” Barbara French as “M. Caron,” and Joan Bryson as “M. Bathilde.”  Jim Bomanis serving as Stage Manager and Assistant Director.  Some of them can be seen in these rehearsal shots.

The show will run three weekends in the VK Garage Theater beginning Friday, April 8thFriday andSaturday shows are at 7:30, and we have twoSunday matinees – April 17 and April 24 at 2:30.


The Opening Night Dinner for Is He Dead has a French Theme, catered by Lovin’ Spoonful Catering:

  • Caesar Salad w/ Fresh Parmesan & Croutons
  • “Almost Famous” Beef Bourguignon
  • Posthumous Pilaf w/ Wild Rice Blend
  • Artist’s Original Grilled Asparagus
  • Faux French Baguette Bread & Croissants
  • Strawberries Romanoff w/ French Lace Cookies
  • French Roast Coffee
  • Constant Comment Iced Tea

Remember that the Opening Night Dinner includes this complete menu, served in elegant surroundings, wrapped up just in time to get you into your seats for the show – all for just $50 per person ($30 per person if you already have tickets.)

The dinner is absolutely restricted to the first 20 guests who call to make reservations, and they’re going fast.  You should call Susan at 896-9393 x 302 today to save your place!

More about Is He Dead?
Written by Twain in 1898, this hilarious melodrama was not published until 2003 when it was discovered among the author’s papers at the University of California at Berkeley. The play had long been known to scholars, but never produced on Broadway, it was adapted for the modern stage by Playwright David Ives before its inaugural performance in 2007.
Is He Dead? focuses on a fictional version of the great French painter Jean-François Millet as an impoverished artist in Barbizon, France. With the help of his also-starving colleagues, Millet stages his own death in order to increase the value of his paintings, then must pretend to be his own twin sister in order to keep his secret safe. Combining elements of burlesque, farce, and social satire, the comedy includes cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and romantic deceptions to tell its uproarious story.

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