The Mystery of Irma Vep

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Written by: Charles Ludlam 

Ark Theatre at the Hayworth    2/20/2009 - 4/4/2009 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy

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Something is definitely off at Lord Edgar Hillcrest's eerie Victorian mansion, Mandacrest. The recently widowed Egyptologist has brought his new bride home to greet the crude characters who populate the premises, including a one-legged stable boy, a frumpy maid with secrets and a couple of terrifying, other-worldly creatures. The dizzying array of eight characters is trumped only by the play's crowd-pleasing conceit: all are played by two lone, multi-costumed actors. The horror, the romance, the sheer shamelessness of the whole thing; 'The Mystery of Irma Vep' is certain to knock audiences silly.

Jim Hanna.... Lady Enid, Nicodemus, Alcazar, Pev Amri
Steven Shields.... Lord Edgar, Jane, Intruder, Irma Vep?
*=featured role

Andrew Crusse ....  Director
Renee Scott ....  Stage Manager
Corwin Evans ....  Sound Designer
Jeff Davis ....  Lighting Designer
Shelley Delayne ....  Set Designer
Dee Amerio Sudik ....  Costume Designer


Backstage West Critic's Pick!
"... an evening of unrelenting hilarity."
by Hoyt Hilsman
Backstage West 3/04/09
LA Weekly: GO
"Hilariously affectionate Gothic send-up...a quick change tour-de-force with two actors playing seven roles...a brisk, funny rendition" (go to page 2)
by Neal Weaver
LA Weekly 3/18/09
LA Times Review
"Hilarious...vaults from the wildly ridiculous to the dizzily sublime."
by David C. Nichols
Los Angeles Times 3/26/09

Record created by: CSharp

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