Maskers casts 'Is He Dead?'

Jun 14, 2018
Most of the Belfast Maskers' "Is He Dead?" cast gathers for an early read-through of the script at Waterfall Arts in Belfast.

Belfast — Belfast Maskers has cast its production of "Is He Dead?" The comedy penned by Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives is directed by Erik Perkins.

Twain's hilarious farce concerns the fate of brilliant French painter Jean Francois Millet. Deep in debt and unable to sell his masterpieces (due to the unfortunate condition of being alive), he and his madcap friends hatch a desperate plan. Featured in the Maskers production are Danielle Bannister (Marie), Katie Glessner (Cecile), Tyler Johnstone (O'Shaughnessy), Sonia Vazquez (Mme. Carone), Dakota Wing ("Dutchy"), Cory Burns (Jean-Francois Millet), Mark Durbin ("Chicago"), Eric Sanders (Bastien), Christine West (Mme. Bathilde), Brian Ross ("Papa" Laroux) and Jakob Sutton (Thorpe).

Stage manager is Kenny Shackford. The production crew also will include producer Carol Samuels, set designer Gary Hinte, sound designer Jay Rosenberg, costumers Erica-Rubin Irish and Maya Critchfield and properties mistress Heather Shackford-Young. "Is He Dead?" will open Aug. 16 and run Thursdays through Sundays until the 26th.

Belfast Maskers’ next production is the beloved musical "The Music Man," set for July 19 through 29 at the Crosby Center. Belfast Maskers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information about these shows and other Belfast Maskers events and volunteer opportunities, visit belfastmaskers.com and the Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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