A recently rediscovered work for the stage by Mark Twain will be performed by the Liberty Playmakers this weekend at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty High School campus.
Is He Dead? had been filed away in the archives of California's Bancroft Library in Berkeley for years. It was rediscovered in 2002 during a research project and published a year later by the UC Berkeley Press. An adaptation by American playwright David Ives was produced on Broadway a year ago.
I feel honored to be directing one of the first 15 amateur productions in the whole country, said LHS drama director Helen Dixon.
Twain's play is a satire on the world of art. Sales are slow, and the penniless artist Jean-Francois Millet is in debt to ruthless picture dealer and loan shark Bastien Andr