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“Is He Dead?” from Creede Rep Opens Tonight!

"Is He Dead?" from Creede Repertory Theatre at Arvada Center

Creede Repertory Theatre presents

Is He Dead?

A new comedy by Mark Twain, as adapted by David Ives

The wildly hilarious “new” farce from the father of American wit, Mark Twain.  Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love "Is He Dead?" from Creede Repertory Theatre at Arvada Centerwith Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor’s prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Millet’s plan was flawed from the start – once he’s declared dead he can’t collect on his fortune. The romp is on as he pursues his passion for painting, his fortune and the woman he loves.

all photos by John Gary Brown

Black Box Theater

Oct 2-28

Talk Backs

Friday, Oct 12 after 7:30 p.m. show

Wednesday, Oct 17 after 1:00 p.m. show

Times & Pricing:

Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m.;  $25

Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; prime $48, value $42

Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; prime $43, value $38

Play “Dead or Alive” on Facebook!

Every day on our Facebook fan page – we will be posting images of artists or their works and asking you if that artist is dead or alive!


Is He Dead? Dramaturgy

For select shows, Creede Repertory Theatre will offer a pre-show dramaturgy explaining the origins and transformation of Mark Twain’s script.

Closing weekend:  Oct 25 – 27 at 7:30; Sun Oct 28 at 2:00 p.m.

House opens at 6:50 p.m.  (Sunday 10/28 at 1:20 p.m.)

Talks start at 7:00 p.m. (Sunday 10/28 at 1:30 p.m.)

Talks will last about 15 minutes and other arriving folks can be seated during the talks.

Read More about Mark Twain’s play

Is He Dead? from Creede Rep at Arvada Center

Mark Twain wrote Is He Dead? during one of the most difficult periods of his life. His eldest daughter’s sudden death in 1896 began a two-year period of pain, struggle and failure. His mourning spiraled into a deep depression as his situation grew more desolate….. Read More

Watch a fun video from Creede Repertory Theatre

2 responses to ““Is He Dead?” from Creede Rep Opens Tonight!”

  1. […] Choice: Is He Dead? at Creede Rep (at the Arvada Center) From the Arvada Center website: A new comedy by Mark Twain, as adapted by David […]

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