Adapted by David Ives
From a play by Mark Twain
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!