Horror Comedy The Mystery of Irma Vep at Renton Civic Theatre
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Canada's most popular playwright, Norm Foster hilariously sends up the workplace in Office Hours. A jockey too heavy to ride, a desperate movie producer whose blockbuster idea sounds a lot like Tarzan, and a sexually frustrated therapist are just a few of the wacky characters that crop up on a Friday afternoon in six offices across the city. Through all their wheeling, dealing and all-too-familiar office politicking, these seemingly unrelated characters are tied together by the day planner, romance novel and mysterious author they have in common. Frequently compared to legendary playwright Neil Simon for his accessible humor and insight into everyday life, Foster creates his funniest play in Office Hours. Learn More
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Featured review from Jsarirose
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The cast and crew were amazing. The costumes, sets, coordination of scenes, etc. were perfect. The acting was also wonderful. The play, however, was quite bizarre. The only reason I enjoyed it was because of the superb acting and humor in the play. The play itself was fairly confusing, especially the second act when they're in Egypt. Some things just didn't seem to make sense.
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.”