Is He Dead

Theater Schmeater
1500 Summit Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Written in 1898 in Vienna, the play focuses on a fictional version of the great French painter Jean-François Millet as an impoverished artist in Barbizon, France who, with the help of his colleagues, stages his death in order to increase the value of his paintings, and afterwards dresses as a woman to keep his secret safe. Combining elements of burlesque, farce, and social satire, the comedy relies on such devices as cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and romantic deceptions to tell its story, which raises questions about fame, greed, and the value of art.

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http://www.schmeater.org/plays/2012/ishedead