The Mystery of Irma Vep, a penny dreadful

"Far and away the funniest two hours on a New York stage....What more meaningful gift could Ludlam bequeath [audiences] than to leave them eternally laughing." -The New York Times . "A really good laugh ... The story has to be seen to be believed." -The New York Post . "Lunatic fun that keeps you in stitches." -The New York Daily News . "A true vaudeville tour de farce.... It's wonderful." -Time . "A hearty mixture of thrills, laughter and extravagant showmanship." -The Village Voice

This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.

LIST OF CHARACTERS (all played by 2 actors: Thomas Morrissette & Andrew Poziewski; both class of 2012)

Lady Enid Hillcrest

Lord Edgar Hillcrest

Nicodemus Underwood

Jane Twisden

An Intruder


Irma Vep

The action of the play takes place in the Library drawing room of "Mandacrest," the Hillcrest estate near Hampstead Heath, between the wars; and various places in Egypt.


Producer - Mia Barger

Director - Timothy Benner

Stage Manager - Haylie Zebrowski

Asst Stage Manager - Bethanie Ryan, Rob Lemire

Costume Head - Corrie Anne Clements

DRESSERS: Lindsey Allard, Corrie Anne Clements, Molly Fullam, Bethanie Ryan

Property Head - Amanda Langevin

Lighting Head - Quenton Glennon

Sound Head - Zachary Glennon

Makeup Head - Lindsey Allard

Publicity - Rebecca Avard

Ticket & House Manager - Emma Fontaine