The Mystery of Irma Vep
Joseph Fuqua and Jamie Torcellini star in a production of a New York Times "Best Play of the Year."
When: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, time TBA
Where: Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA
Cost: $25 - $54
Age limit: Not available
by Charles Ludlam
directed by Jenny Sullivan
Time Magazine and The New York Times both named The Mystery of Irma Vep one of the Best Plays of the Year—and you will too! There's drama, passion, outrageous costumes, a set with nice draperies, and great big belly laughs in this send-up of Victorian melodrama and Gothic romance. You’ll never watch “Wuthering Heights,” “The Mummy’s Curse” or Alfred Hitchcock's “Rebecca” in the same way again. Complete with werewolves, vampires and damsels in distress, this ridiculous romp has witty literary allusions, subversive political jabs and a “penny dreadful tale” that may just bring a tear to your eye. The story begins on a dark and stormy night (naturally), when the lady of the house arrives at an estate with her new husband, who is under the spell of his deceased first wife and haunted by something that’s prowling the grounds. Strange things begin to happen and Lady Enid soon discovers the mystery of Irma Vep. The Mystery of Irma Vep is the most fun you can have indoors without having to go to confession.
Photo by David Bazemore
Event posted Oct. 3, 2012
Last updated Oct. 3, 2012