Venue Details

11 Star Starred
Renton Civic Theatre
507 S 3rd St. Renton, WA 98057
425-226-5529
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Denise Halstead
You may want to arrive at least a half hour before curtain call to get a good parking spot and your tickets, if they are at "will call".
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Denise Halstead
The weather was very cold and a bit drizzly. I wore nice jeans and a sweater with a pretty holiday, red scarf. The audience was dressed very casual..
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Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
3.5 average rating
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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 wasn't enough plot or character development to justify the length of the play....continued

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7 reviews
2 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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Website

http://www.rentoncivictheater.org/season.html#mainstage2

Quotes & Highlights

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Description

“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.