The Mystery of Irma Vep – Intiman Theatre @ Erickson Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)

February 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

By Charles Ludlam
Directed by Jasmine Joshua

The Mystery of Irma Vep, a penny dreadful, centers on an English estate haunted by the former mistress who has recently passed (or has she?). There are mummies, werewolves, mistaken identities, and a ton of madcap blunders. Two performers, dozens of wigs, and 35 costume quick-changes bring an eclectic cast of characters to life in this camp comedy classic from Charles Ludlam, creator of New York’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company.

Intiman’s reimagined revival of a classic production will be the first Intiman production since the onset of the pandemic, and the first in the company’s new home at Seattle Central College. Prepare to laugh ’till it hurts as Helen Roundhill and Jesse Calixto bring a cast of eight characters to life in this riotous camp comedy.

ASL interpreted performances: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

Tickets ($25-$65) here.

Minimum of 20 free tickets available at the door for each show; see info here.