Two for the show

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 20, 2010

These antics are all entertaining, but they do also play rather differently than how the astute, bone-dry wit of Twain's prose reads — and if you come expecting the latter, you might find the hilarity at times a little daffy. So instead, come expecting a good farce. You will want to see it not because it is great literature — nor was it intended as such — but because it is a good farce by the late and quintessentially American humorist Mark Twain. I suspect that Twain himself would appreciate how neatly he's posthumously proved his own point.

Megan Grumbling can be reached at mgrumbling@hotmail.com.

IS HE DEAD? by Mark Twain | Adapted by David Ives | Directed by Will Rhys| Produced by The Theater at Monmouth | in repertory through July 21 | 207.933.9999

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