Is He Dead?
By Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives
Directed by David Furumoto
Unpublished for over 100 years, Mark Twain’s signature humor comes to life on the stage in this “new comedy.” A young, talented painter (based on the real life Jean-Francois Millet) finds his dreams of marrying thwarted by debts and his lack of buyers for his work. Forced into desperate measures, he realizes that no artist is truly successful unless he is dead. Faking his own death, Millet develops a masquerade that causes hilarious complications as he tries to secure his fortune, get the girl, and triumph.
The cast features Josie Brandmeier, Alexandria Chapes, Seth Foust, Ana Gonzalez, Ben Jaeger, Erika Marks, Jack Morrison, Jared Paulin, Paul Urbanski, Brendan Walsh, and Sam Wood.
Produced by University Theatre (UW-Madison) at Ronald Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave, Madison
Performances: November 16 - December 10, 2017
Thursday - Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM (no performances Thanksgiving weekend)
$18 Senior (62 +)
$10 Children (K-12)
$10 Group Sales (10 tickets or more)
$13 UW Students (ID)
To Order Tickets:
1. Call 608-265-2787
2. Online www.arts.wisc.edu
(Convenience fees apply to all phone and online orders)
3. Walk up sales:
Vilas Hall Box Office
821 University Avenue
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Memorial Union Box Office
800 Langdon Street
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, Saturdays 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Closed Sundays
(no convenience fees for in-person orders)
For performances in Vilas Hall, the Vilas Hall Box Office opens 1 hour before show-time and remains open until 30 min past curtain.