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"Irma Vep" Continues Through February 1

"Irma Vep" Continues Through February 1

Temple Civic Theatre's current main-series show, The Mystery of Irma Vep, continues through February 1. 

Evening performances (8 p.m.) will be January 29, 30 and 31. The final matinee performance (2:30 p.m.) is February 1. Online tickets are available now. Our regular box office, staffed by a live person, is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 to 1:30, and one hour before each performance. Reserved seat tickets for adults and senior citizens are $18. Tickets for students and children are $10.

The Mystery of Irma Vep is a play by Charles Ludlam. It is a satire of several theatrical, literary and film genres, including Victorian melodrama, farce, the penny dreadful, Wuthering Heights and the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca. The title is the name of a character in the 1915 French movie serial Les Vampires and is an anagram.

The play is written for two actors who, between them, play eight characters of both sexes. Mandacrest Estate is the home of Lord Edgar (Jonathan Spear), an Egyptologist, and Lady Enid (John Asbach). Lady Enid is Lord Edgar's second wife, though he has yet to recover entirely from the passing of his first wife, Irma Vep.

The house staff (a maid named Jane Twisden and a swineherd named Nicodemus Underwood) have their own opinions of Lady Enid. Enid is attacked by a vampire, and Edgar seeks answers in an Egyptian tomb, briefly resurrecting the mummy of an Egyptian princess. Returning home with the sarcophagus, Edgar prepares  to hunt down the werewolf he blames for the death of his son and first wife.

The production staff includes Chris Greene, director; Lori Honeycutt, stage manager; Dustin Ozment, technical director and sound designer; Jared Smith, assistant director; Alec Long, scenic designer; Jesse Wyman, lighting designer; Brittany Tennis, lighting assistant; Sue Morrisey, costumes; and Leon Perkins, properties.

Below is an article by Jeff Osborne (with photos by Josh Quinn) that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on January 22, 2015.

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