Is He Dead

Directed by Brandon Atkins
June 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th

Act Two Theatre proudly announces non-Equity auditions for:

Is He Dead? By Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives

Directed by Brandon Atkins

When: Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th 6:00pm – 9:00pm — No appointment required

Where: St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre – One St. Peters Centre Blvd. St. Peters, MO 63376

Performance Dates: June 5-7 and 12-14. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please bring one resume and headshot, if available.

Please bring all conflicts from March 23rd – June 14.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this audition, please email: or call 636-293-1146

All roles are available. Actors of all ages, body types, and ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

Synopsis: 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.

Roles Available:

Jean-François Millet/Widow Daisy Tillou

Bastien Andre, picture-dealer and money-lender

Marie Leroux, Millet’s girlfriend

Papa Louis Leroux, Marie’s father

Cecile Leroux, Marie’s sister

Hans von Bismarck (“Dutchy”), Millet’s friend

Phelim O’Shaughnessy, Millet’s friend

Agamemnon Buckner (“Chicago”), Millet’s friend

Madame Caron, Millet’s landlady

Madame Bathilde, Millet’s landlady

There are additional roles that may include doubling.

Some actors may be asked to present either French, German, Irish, and “American-Chicago” accents.