The cast examines some words of wisdom from Charles Ludlam's "Ridiculous Theatrical Company Manifesto"...
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
Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher St., NYC
“Ridiculous is a very much more respectable word than our critics are aware. It’s a sensibility.”– Charles Ludlam
An American comedy 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
Tickets at redbulltheater.com or 212.352.3101
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