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“Is He Dead?” is Very Funny Comedy

"Is He Dead?" from Creede Repertory Theatre and Arvada CenterMark Twain’s Comedy is Closing Soon!

"Is He Dead?" from Creede Repertory Theatre and Arvada Center
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Hello Arvada Center Patron,

Turn off the political talk and come join us for the “very funny comedyIs He Dead? from Creede Repertory Theatre.

Latest Reviews…

Levity rules… * * *  out of 4 stars” ~ Denver Post, 10/4/2012

“This production of Twain and (David) Ives’ script hammers this point home wrapped in very funny comedy.  Many of us in Denver do not often get a chance to see Creede Repertory’s work, so this is a good opportunity to check it out.” ~ Craig Williamson, North Denver Tribune, 10/4/2012

“Twain’s script shines” ~ Bob Bows,  verteran theater reviewer

“fast-moving, ongoing bit of silliness” ~ Sonya Ellingboe, Littleton Independent, 10/8/2012

“The Creede company is in top form here” ~ Adam Goldstein, Aurora Sentinel, 10/15/2012

“this farce unfolds as only Twain could write” ~ Clarke Reader, Wheatridge Transcript, 10/11/2012

Juliet Wittman of Westword says, “this production will take off like an express train — and you really don’t want to miss the laughs.” 10/18/2012

“you do not want to miss the curtain call that will have you on the floor in laughter and then on your feet in applause!” ~ Michael Mulhern, Broadway World, 10/15/12012

The Story…

"Is He Dead?" from Creede Repertory Theatre and Arvada Center
Watch a behind-the-scenes video produced by Creede Repertory Theatre

Creede Repertory Theatre and the Arvada Center present the wildly hilarious “new” farce from the father of American wit, Mark Twain.  Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with 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.

Show runs through Oct 28

Times & Pricing:

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

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.

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