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Is He Dead

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A new comedy by
Mark Twain
as adapted by David Ives

The most hilarious circumstance of cross-dressing since Charley’s Aunt, Is He Dead comes to the Otterbein stage after a 2007 Broadway run which featured Norbert Leo Butz and Otterbein graduate, Jeremy Bobb. Jean-François Millet, a young painter of genius, is ready to tie the knot, but is in debt to a villainous picture-dealer. In fear of the horrors of debtors’ prison, Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and marry his girl is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. But complications arise when, upon “death” and fortune, he must find a way be resurrected to marry his true love!

Performance Information


Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 19 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 20 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 21 at 2:00pm

Thursday, February 25 at 8:00pm
Friday, February 26 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 27 at 8:00pm
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall
30 S. Grove St.
Westerville, OH 43081
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Box Office
M-F 10am - 4pm
And one hour before curtain
p / 614.823.1109
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Individual tickets for Is He Dead? are $18 each.
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Please note that all purchases made via the Internet are final. No refunds or exchanges can be granted after purchase has been made.


Production Team

  • DirectorMark Mineart
  • Scenic DesignRob Johnson
  • Costume DesignRebecca White
  • Lighting DesignTJ Gerckens
  • Sound DesignerDoc Davis
  • Stage ManagerAnnie Schroeder

Department of Theatre and Dance

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For questions about BA, Design/Tech, and Dance Minor admission:
Matt Wolfe, Administrative Assistant
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