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Our 2009-2010 Season: Mainstage

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Is He Dead?

Written by Mark Twain, as adapted by David Ives

Reports of Mark Twain's death have been greatly exaggerated! Set in 19th century Paris, this newly discovered comedy is the story of a struggling artist who stages his own death in order to drive up the price of his paintings. As the rollicking scheme unfolds, Twain poses questions about fame, greed and the value of art, and wields the wit and wisdom which have long been the hallmark of this American master of humor.

Opening Night: Friday, September 11, 2009 - Closing Night: Saturday, September 26, 2009


Bastien AndreMatt Cotton
Phelim O'ShaughnesseyTravis Garcia
Jean-Francois Millet/Widow Daisy TillouFred Halperin
Basil, Claude, Charlie, The King of FranceClinton L. Scott
Papa LerouxJay Ludwig
Madame BathildeJoan Ludwig
Madame CaronJill McDonald
Cecile LerouxRachel Persenaire
Hans von Bismark "Dutchy"Lionel Ruland
Agamemnon Buckner "Chicago"John Trumbull
Marie LerouxTanya Wheelock

Production Staff

DirectorRon Mulligan
ProducerCheryl Marocco Bookstaver
Emily K. Ryzuk
Stage ManagerCheryl Wilbur
Set DesignCraig Zimmermann
Set ConstructionGeorge Walter
Craig Zimmermann
Set Construction-CrewMichael Craig
Steve Gilgur
Erin Gilgur
Bob Hebert
Howard Henn
Sarah Herr
Omar Kozarsky
Rich Maloy
Greg Moran
Tom Morrissey
Ron Mulligan
T.J. Reissner
Rob Rubolotta
Anthony Rubolotta
Les Stolarz
Micah Weiss
Scott Wheelock
Larry Wilbur
Tom Wright
Steve Zevas
Stage CrewBridget Burke Weiss
Sarah Herr
Dan Metz
Anthony Rubolotta
Sarah Savoye
Tom Wright
Set DecorLaura Kennedy
Craig Zimmermann
Painting CrewJohn Bookstaver
Claudine Boucher
Matt Cotton
Michael Craig
Cy Friedman
Emily Golden
Alexandra Hartley
Alli Hartley-Kong
Dallas Kennedy
Janet Lazar
Rich Maloy
Cheryl Marocco Bookstaver
Ron Mulligan
Carol Offermann
Paul Reissner
Emily K. Ryzuk
Autumn Wheelock
Tanya Wheelock
Cheryl Wilbur
Lighting DesignSteve Gilgur
Lighting Board OperationCarol Offermann
Lighting-CrewErin Gilgur
Nicholas Marmo
Carol Offermann
Sound DesignSteve Gilgur
PropsSara Probber
Roberta Probber
Anthony Rubolotta
Props-CrewJosh Melamed
Shannon Strauch
CostumesClaire McDonald
Christine Morgan
Costumes-CrewSarah Savoye
Make-Up / HairElisabeth Dello Buono
Janine Papio
PhotographyJoe Gigli
Tom Schopper
Graphic DesignAnthony Rubolotta