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Side-splitting Haunted Hilarity.

By Charles Ludlam
Directed by Jim Helsinger

JUNE 20 - JULY 14 | SCHUBERT THEATRE

Lauded as “the funniest two hours anywhere” by The New York Times and “lunatic fun that keeps you in stitches” by The Daily News, this madcap mystery features werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and damsels in distress. In a parody of the gothic literary “penny dreadful” tradition, Charles Ludlam’s spoof reaches from the eerie moors of England to the depths of an Egyptian tomb. A hilarious sendup of Victorian melodrama, this comedic, quick-change tour-de-force features an unforgettable cast of characters—all played by two actors—and promises to leave you breathless with delight. Ages 12+

The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Extras

  • Opening Night, Saturday, June 22: Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show: Thursday, June 27 and July 11.
  • Director’s Dinner - specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights: Saturday, July 13, 5:00pm.
  • Audio Described performance: Saturday, June 29, 2:00pm.

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Haunted Hilarity

Modern audiences seem to have an obsession with true crime podcasts, Netflix series, and TV shows. Yet retellings of real crime and horror stories now available on our devices are not a new phenomenon. From the 1830s, wide audiences turned to “penny papers” for cheap entertainment. These tabloid-like publications sold for a penny and included serial novels published in weekly installments. Known first as “penny bloods” and later as “penny dreadfuls,” the stories drew inspiration from 18th- and 19th-century gothic novels as well as infamous true crimes.  Versatile theatre artist Charles Ludlam reinvented and satirized the penny serials with one of his most famous works, The Mystery of Irma Vep—A Penny Dreadful.

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BRAD DEPLANCHE

BRAD DEPLANCHE*

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CHRISTOPHER PATRICK MULLEN

CHRISTOPHER PATRICK MULLEN*

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*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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