Timeless Stories, Timely Theater.
30th Anniversary Off-Broadway Revival!
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Everett Quinton
Limited Engagement April 10 – May 11, 2014
“Ridiculous is a very much more respectable word than our critics are aware. It’s a sensibility.”– Charles Ludlam
A true American classic of theatrical language and transformation, careening outrageously through Shakespeare, Victorian melodrama, Poe and Hitchcock, this high style quick-change act and hilariously horrifying drama marks the return of the Ridiculous to the West Village – replete with werewolves, vampires and mummies.
After his first wife, Irma, meets her unfortunate demise on the mysterious moors, Egyptologist Lord Edgar takes Lady Enid as his second wife, much to the dismay of his protective maid, Jane, and his leering swineherd, Nicodemus. But when Lady Enid suffers a similarly supernatural attack, life at Mandacrest Estate quickly becomes a gripping whodunit (or whatdunit) where nothing is remotely what it seems.
Cast Arnie Burton, Robert Sella
Creative Team John Arnone, Dan Pardo, Ramona Ponce, Peter West, Karin White, Brandon Wolcott
GALA BENEFIT OPENING - THURSDAY APRIL 17
Join special guests Emily Bergl, Linda Chapman, Philip Goodwin, Floyd King, Kathryn Meisle, Lola Pashalinski, Miriam Silverman, Rocco Sisto, Elizabeth Smith, Nick Westrate, Margot White, and more...
To sponsor or host the opening night or for more information on being a part of this special evening, please contact Evan O'Brient.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Tue-Wed 7:30pm, Thur-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm*
*Varies, with one Sun at 2pm, one Sun at 7pm and one Mon at 7:30pm performance - Visit the calendar
LOCATION Lucille Lortel Theater
121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson
Box Office opens 2 hours prior to performances
Subway: 1 to Christopher Street | Parking: 332 West 11th Street
TICKETS $10 and up – Premium seating starts at $70
*Prices vary based on availability up to $95 – Book early for best rates*
DISCOUNTS for Previews, Groups, Students, Industry, Under 30, and Seniors,
plus selected $20 Tuesdays, $30 Thursdays & Pay-What-You-Will Wednesdays (limited # of tkts)
ASL Interpreted Performance: May 3 at 2pm
STUDENT MATINEE available to school groups on May 1 at 10am. Other dates possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONS follow Sunday matinees on April 27 and May 4
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