Full Length Play
Period, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - 1930s, 1920s
Settings Of Play - In the library drawing room of "Mandacrest," the Hillcrest estate near Hampstead Heath, between the wars, and various places in Egypt.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
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.
"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
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP first appeared at The Ridiculous Theatrical Company.