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      April 21, 2012

      Saturday   8:00 AM

      5600 City Avenue
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

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      SJU Theatre Company: Is He Dead? A Comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives

      Description: 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 that 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 fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie.

      "A ripely enjoyable confection! An elaborate madcap comedy that registers high on the mirth meter and reaches especially giddy comic heights!"

      --David Rooney, Variety

      "Uproariously alive, with guffaws and a barrage of sidesplitters!"

      --John Simon, Bloomberg News

      "A Broadway boulevard comedy from an era when the boulevards were truly grand. Relentlessly funny, this is a show for all ages and for all tastes, and it makes a great Christmas present for us all. All you need to enjoy it is the ability to laugh."

      --Jacques Le Sourd, The Journal News

      "A delightfully silly and entertaining evening that leads to a side-splitting climax! David Ives has given Is He Dead? a fresh update."

      --Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

      "Shriekingly funny -- I don't know when I've heard a New York audience laugh louder or longer."

      --Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

      Type of Event: Theater

      Target Audience: All

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      Contact Email: SJU Theatre Company: Is He Dead? A Comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David IvesWhenSaturday, April 21, 2012, 8 – 10pmType of EventTheaterAffiliate SchoolGeneral EventTarget AudienceAllLocationBluett TheatreAdmission Fee$10 Faculty/Student/Seniors, $18 General admissionContact Phone610-660-1181Note

      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 that 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 fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie.

      "A ripely enjoyable confection! An elaborate madcap comedy that registers high on the mirth meter and reaches especially giddy comic heights!"

      --David Rooney, Variety

      "Uproariously alive, with guffaws and a barrage of sidesplitters!"

      --John Simon, Bloomberg News

      "A Broadway boulevard comedy from an era when the boulevards were truly grand. Relentlessly funny, this is a show for all ages and for all tastes, and it makes a great Christmas present for us all. All you need to enjoy it is the ability to laugh."

      --Jacques Le Sourd, The Journal News

      "A delightfully silly and entertaining evening that leads to a side-splitting climax! David Ives has given Is He Dead? a fresh update."

      --Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

      "Shriekingly funny -- I don't know when I've heard a New York audience laugh louder or longer."

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      Contact Phone: 610-660-1181

      Location: Bluett Theatre
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      Cost: $10 Faculty/Student/Seniors, $18 General admission

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