Is He Dead?

Directed by Beau Bratcher
September 9 - 18 | The Robert E. Nims Theatre at UNO

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux, but in debt to the villainous picture dealer, Bastien Andre.

Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor’s prison unless Marie marries him.

Millet realizes 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 own 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.


Agamemnon "Chicago" Buckner: A.J. Allegra

Jean-Francois Millet: Alex Martinez Wallace

Hans "Duchy" Von Bismark: Jared Gore

Phelim O'Shaughnessy: Sam Dudley

The King of France: Eric Long

Basil Thorpe: James Bartelle

Charlie: James Vitale

Marie Leroux: Kristen Witterschein

Claude Riviere: Larry R. Johnson Jr.

Madame Caron: Natalie Boyd

Papa Leroux: Paxton McCaghren

Madame Bathilde: Shelby Butera

Bastien Andre: Zach Rogers




Director: Beau Bratcher

Scenographer: Joan Long

Costume Design: Mignon Charvet

Stage Manager: Cliff Thompson

Assistant Director: James Yeargain

Assistant Stage Manger: Kit Sternberger

Props Manager: Kaylyn Hepting

Production Photographer: John B. Barrois