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Alfred State Drama Club to present ‘Is He Dead?’ comedy show

Alfred State Drama Club to present ‘Is He Dead?’ comedy show

Those looking for a night of laughter should check out the Alfred State Drama Club’s upcoming production of “Is He Dead?”, a comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives.

The play, which centers on the art scene in France in the mid-1800s, is guaranteed to make audiences laugh out loud, according to stage manager Sam Orlando, a nursing major from Spencerport.

“Everyone knows an artist is more well-known once they’re dead,” she said, “so how far will one painter go to make himself and his family rich? Come find out at this hilarious show. There will be art, song, death, love, scandal, and even a touch of cross dressing.”

Opening night is Wednesday, March 29 at 7p.m., with a reception to follow. Tickets are $2 for students and $5 for general admission, and can be purchased at the door.

Dinner theater performances will take place Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, and the show begins at 7p.m. All performances will take place at The Lake Lodge, 6107 Terbury Road, Alfred.

General admission tickets for the dinner theater are $20 and reservations must be made by Thursday, March 23 at noon at the Alfred State Campus Store by calling 607-587-4020. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at the store, but only cash and check can be accepted at the door.

Alfred State Drama Club to present production of "Is He Dead?"

The cast and crew of the upcoming Alfred State Drama Club production of “Is He Dead?” enjoyed the nice Alfred weather recently by throwing paint at each other outside to create both costumes and set pieces. Pictured from left to right are Lauren Michalko (veterinary technology, Elmira), Devon Wayman (digital media and animation, Cato), Bridget Christman (liberal arts and sciences: social science, Wellsville), and Rika Middelkoop (financial planning, Tucson, AZ).