THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
by Charles Ludlam
directed by Kenneth Elliott
Starring Tom Aulino and David Greenspan
Now thru July 28!
"...far and away the funniest two hours unfolding anywhere." - The New York Times
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The Mystery of Irma Vep is a satire of several theatrical and film genres, including Victorian melodrama, farce and the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940).
The play is written for two actors who, between them, play eight characters of both sexes. It contains the occasional jibe of an adult nature, but is largely acceptable for younger audiences.
Time Magazine and the New York Times both named The Mystery of Irma Vep one of the Best Plays of the Year - and you will too!
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TOM AULINO: New York credits include the Broadway revival of On The Town as well as Marvin’s Room (Playwrights Horizons), Up Against It!, The Chang Fragments (Public Theatre) Measure for Measure and Henry VIII (Delacorte), Sin (Second Stage) and UBU (Lincoln Center). He recently performed in Mary Zimmerman’s production of Candide in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Boston. Other Chicago credits include The Winter’s Tale and She Always Said, Pablo (Goodman), The Dresser, Valparaiso (Steppenwolf), Take Me Out (Joseph Jefferson Award) and Theatre District (Steppenwolf/About Face Theatres). At Kansas City Rep he performed in Circle Mirror Transformation and directed their production of The Mystery of Irma Vep last fall. He was an original member of Charles Busch and Ken Elliott’s Theatre-In-Limbo, appearing in the cult classics, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Sleeping Beauty or Coma, Pardon My Inquisition, Theodora She-Bitch of Byzantium and Times Square Angel. He is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Auburn University.
David Greenspan recent: The Haunted Inn (Target Margin), Marie Antoinette (A.R.T/Yale Rep), Melancholy Play (13P); two performance Obies: one for Terrence McNally’s Some Men and Goethe’s Faust, one for Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band (dir. Kenneth Elliott); solo renditions of Barry Conners’ The Patsy and Gertrude Stein’s lecture, Plays, and his own plays, most notably Dead Mother at the Public, She Stoops to Comedy (Obie) and Go Back to Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons, The Argument (Obie) with Target Margin, The Myopia with The Foundry and Coraline (w/Stephin Merritt) at MCC. Obie for Sustained Achievement.
Posted: May 20, 2013