The Mystery of Irma Vep

By Charles Ludlam

Directed by Charles "Skip" Grover

Cited as "one of the best plays of 1984" by both the New York Times and Time magazine, "The Mystery of Irma Vep" is a tongue-in-cheek tale of dark secrets and light moments, featuring two actors, eight characters, dozens of costumes, and lots of lightning-quick changes! A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian mummy star in this hilarious send-up of Victorian melodramas. The plot wings its way from an old manor house with a wooden-legged goatherd to an ancient Egyptian tomb, complete with creepy native guides and pith-helmeted Western imperialists. "Irma Vep" has humor for everyone, from quick sight gags to political commentary and everything in between. You'll have to see it to believe it -- and you might not even believe it then!

Produced by UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department at Barnett Theatre at The Center of the Arts 800 West main Street Whitewater WI, 53190

Performances: June 25 - 29, 2002, at 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices General $10, Over 65 $9, Under 18 $6.50, UWW Student $3.50

Call (262) 472-2222 for reservations or more information.