209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809
Production History

Drama Desk and Obie Award-Winner! “Far and away the two funniest hours anywhere.” -- New York Times

The Mystery of Irma Vep

By Charles Ludlam

2006-2007 Season
Independence Studio on 3 Production History

Time Magazine and The New York Times both named The Mystery of Irma Vep one of the Best Plays of the year – you will too! There's drama, passion and plenty of costumed surprises in this hilarious send-up of Victorian melodrama and gothic romance. Wuthering Heights, The Mummy's Curse and Alfred Hitchcock'sRebecca will never be the same. Complete with werewolves, vampires and damsels in distress, there are witty literary allusions, subversive political jabs and a 'penny dreadful tale' that will truly break your heart — there won't be a dry eye in our house. In this quick-change marathon, two actors play eight classic characters. Walnut favorite Jamie Torcellini, who thrilled audiences in Me and My Girl and Beauty and the Beast, stars in this zany comedy that will leave you breathless with laughter.