Standing Ovations for Is He Dead? Shows Continue This Weekend and Next

The audiences for the opening weekend of the latest P2K production in the VK Garage Theater gave raucous approval to the cast and crew of Is He Dead?

 the 100-year-old “new” play by Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives.

The fast-paced farce tells the tale of real-life French painter Jean-Francois Millet (played by Ken DeZarn) who, along with his fellow artists “Chicago” (Mitch Mitchell), “Dutchy” (Michael Stanard) and O’Shaughnessy (Colton VanFossen) convinces all of Paris that he has died, and is really his own twin sister.

Millet needs money to repay the evil Bastien Andre (David Remschel), the  man who also has a hold on Papa LeRoux (Graydon Vaught), the father of Millet’s intended, Marie (Tasha Remschel), and “Chicago’s” sweetheart, Cecile (Amy Goodyear).

Other complications come via the generous widows M. Bathilde(Joan Bryson) and M. Caron (Barbara French), Charlie (Justin Radkiewicz) the butler, and Basil Thorpe (Brian Mantz) an English art buyer.

The magnificent costumes for Is He Dead? were created by Starline Costumes, and supervised (read – repaired, altered, laundered and fitted) by Carole WeatherredKen Harris created the fine art on display, and props were coordinated by Carol MaryanJim Boman leads the crew which includes Paula Karl and Michelle VanFossen backstage and Darcey Wagner on the boards.  The entire project was directed by Nancy Stuart.

Is He Dead? will run this weekend and next in the VK Garage Theater.  Friday andSaturday shows are at 7:30, and Sunday matinees are at 2:30.  Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended (though we can often make room if you arrive at the door.)  Click HERE to reserve your seats today!

Our thanks to Jacquie Bovèe, not only for these photographs, but also for lending an actual charcoal created by the real Jean-Francois Millet, which is on display in our lobby.

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