Horror Comedy The Mystery of Irma Vep at Renton Civic Theatre
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The last date listed for The Mystery of Irma Vep was Saturday November 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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A pair of bickering perfume shop employees don't realize that they're secretly and anonymously writing each other love letters in the sentimental musical comedy She Loves Me. This story of the cute but dull manager Georg and the spunky new clerk Amalia features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick -- the same pair that wrote the tunes for the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. Produced on Broadway in 1963 and revived in 1993, the story is adapted from the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, which served as the inspiration for the films The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. Learn More
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"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.”
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