A New Comedy Mark Twain
Adapted by David Ives
Directed by Brandon Atkins
Performances Dates: June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday Matinees at 2pm
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.
Produced through special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Jean-François Millet/Widow Daisy Tillou – Andrew Garcia
Bastien André – Mark Neels
Papa Leroux – Bill Spencer
Agamemnon Buckner (“Chicago”) – Jakeb Reynolds
Marie Leroux – Laura Gibbons
Hans von Bismarck (“Dutchy”) – Kevin Hester
Cecile Leroux – Lindsey Ninmer
Phelim O’Shaughnessy – Robert Jones
Madame Caron – Jacki Goodall
Madame Bathilde – Lynda Waters
Charlie/Basil Thorpe/King of France/Claude Rivière – Chris Resimius