Venue Details

10 Star Starred
Renton Civic Theatre
507 S 3rd St. Renton, WA 98057
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Member Tips

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Beer and wine available but bring cash to speed up the process
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Parking was free and plentiful
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Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
3.5 average rating
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46 events
23 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 22 2011

This show was too campy for our taste. Double casting the same actors in multiple roles seemed designed to get laughs because of how patently ridiculous it was. There... continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 27 2011

Had funny parts, slap-sticky, but a nice evening out.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 03 2011

Great Acting. Very funny. Kind of Corny.

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Quotes & Highlights



“Last night, I dreamed I went to Mandacrest again…”

Where portraits bleed, werewolves howl and sinister servants skulk. Where every day is a dark and stormy night and Lord Edgar has serious “mummy” issues. Will “She who sleeps, one day wake”? Will Lord Edgar finally shoot the right wolf? Will Nicodemus have a good hair day? Will the turtle lay another egg and are they edible? Will Lady Enid survive the night and find a dress that doesn’t make her thighs look fat?

The answers to these questions and more can be found by attending The Mystery of Irma Vep. Charles Ludlam’s play, first produced by The Ridiculous Theatrical Company in 1984, began its life on the fringe, but has now become a bonafide comedy classic. Time magazine called it, “a true vaudeville tour de farce . . . a lush and loving parody of every gaslight romance from Jane Eyre to Rebecca, with glancing references from Shakespeare to Poe, to silent movies serials and horror movies of the’30s  …  it’s wonderful.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Renton Civic Theatre

The mission of Renton Civic Theater is to provide affordable, professional, family-friendly, live entertainment in an historic downtown Renton theatre.