Tickets are now on sale for the 30th anniversary revival of Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep. Starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella and directed by Everett Quinton, the off-Broadway show will run April 10 through May 11 at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Opening night is set for April 17.
With two actors playing multiple roles, The Mystery of Irma Vep careens through Shakespeare, Victorian melodrama, Poe and Hitchcock. 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 as it seems.
The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.