The Mystery of Irma Vep coming to the Liberty Hall Stage March 20-22
TYLER- Liberty Hall is proud to once again partner with APEX Entertainment to present “The Mystery of Irma Vep” March 20-22, at 7:30 p.m.
“The Mystery of Irma Vep,” by the late Charles Ludlum, is a campy spoof of 19thcentury gothic romance novels, Edgar Allan Poe short stories, Hitchcock thrillers, 1930s horror movies, 1940s melodramas and anything else Ludlum could throw in there. Even if you don’t catch all the literary references, you’ll love Irma Vep.
When produced off-Broadway, “The Mystery of Irma Vep” won a special Drama Desk Award and Obie Award for Ensemble Performance. The story is based at the Mandacrest Estate which is the home of Lord Edgar and Lady Enid. Lady Enid is Lord Edgar’s second wife, though he has yet to recover entirely from the passing of his first wife, Irma Vep.
When Lady Enid is attacked by a vampire, Lord 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.
There are only two actors in the production, and each plays several characters and must execute backstage costume changes that can take as long as 30 seconds or as quick as three seconds! Part of the fun is seeing if the actor will make it back on stage…or not!
“If you enjoyed their production of ‘The 39 Steps’ and ‘Rent’ you will love ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep,’” said Liberty Manager Anne Payne.
This show is great for families with children ages 13 and up. Ticket prices range from $15 to $30 and the VIP boxes (seat 4) are $200 per show. For tickets or more information, visit www.LibertyTyler.com or follow Liberty Hall on Facebook.