Is He Dead? is open at the Creede Repertory Theatre! 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 the 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. This contemporary staging of a classic genre gives new meaning to the word “farce.” For tickets visit www.creederep.org or call the CRT Box Office at 719.658.2540.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming CRT shows:
Boomtown: Improv Comedy opens July 6 at 10:30PM in The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre. A local favorite, see this totally unscripted show, inspired by you!
Johnny Mercer: A Man and His Music plays July 15th at 7:30PM in The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre. Enjoy the musical stylings of trumpet artist Ed Wheatley as he pays tribute to Johnny Mercer – one of the Golden Age greats! All proceeds benefit the CRT.