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Blackfriars Guild


Mr. Roger Finnell,, ext. 217


The Blackfriars Guild presents three productions annually. These give the students an opportunity to learn theatre arts (onstage and on crew) and to express themselves artistically through acting, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments (solos and in groups) and skit writing, as well as to learn how to share their theatrical talents with others as they prepare productions for performance.


  • A well-received production of our fall comedy, "My Man Godfrey"
  • Large and appreciative crowds for "Banua 2017", our musical comedy revue
  • A large and extremely talented cast for our spring comedy, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"


  • Fall comedy: "Is He Dead?", by Mark Twain, November 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2017
  • Banua 2018: Annual musical comedy review featuring solo and group music acts, chorus numbers and original skits — January 26th & 27th, 2018. 
  • Spring Musical Comedy: "Beauty and the Beast" — April 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2018.

Fall Comedy: "Is He Dead?" by Mark Twain

You are invited to join us as we present our annual Blackfriars Guild Fall Play, "IS HE DEAD?", by Mark Twain! Set in and near Paris in 1846, “Is He Dead?” presents a lineup of cultural and farcical stereotypes, seen with the wide-eyed-with-a-wink gaze of Mark Twain. At the show’s center is Jean-François Millet, a brilliant but unrecognized painter. Since Jean-François can’t sell a landscape to save his life (literally), his inner circle of bohemian friends — an ethnic stew made up of an American, a German, and an Irishman — convince him that faking his death is just the ticket for raising his stock. So Jean-François disappears from life and re-emerges as his imaginary twin sister, a widow both mad and madcap. The expected complications ensue!

Showtimes are:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 7:00; 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, at 3:00.  

RESERVED SEATS are $22 and general seating is $16 for adults and $11 for students and senior citizens. CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

The cast, crew, and production staff (producer Roger Finnell, director John Schoeph and tech director Toni Dactilidis) look forward to seeing you at the production!