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The Mystery of Irma Vep - Off-Broadway


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.


Lucille Lortel Theatre

(New York, NY)
121 Christopher St (between Hudson & Bleeker Sts)
by Michael Dale - April 20, 2014
The charm of the revival is no match for the original's subversiveness.