THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
By Charles Ludlam
Directed by Everett Quinton
A true American classic of theatrical language and transformation, careening outrageously through Shakespeare, Victorian melodrama, Poe and Hitchcock. With just two actors engaged in a high style quick-change act, this 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.
Charles Ludlam's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP A PENNY DREADFUL ran for a limited engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre starting on April 17th 2014.
Jane Twisden, Lord Edgar Hillcrest | Robert Sella
Nicodemus Underwood, Lady Enid Hillcrest, Alcazar,
Pev Amri | Arnie Burton
Irma Vep | ??????? ?????????
Director | Everett Quinton
Scenic Designer | John Arnone
Costume Designer | Ramona Ponce
Lighting Designer | Peter West
Sound Designer | Brandon Wolcott
Wig Designer | Aaron Kinchen
Production Stage Manager | Betsy Ayer
Fight Director | Rick Sordelet
Casting Directors | Stuart Howard & Paul Hardt