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Renton Civic Theatre
507 S 3rd St. Renton, WA 98057
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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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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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"The Mystery of Irma Vep"
11 ratings
3.5 average rating
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60 events
23 reviews
5 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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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 03 2011

Great Acting. Very funny. Kind of Corny.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

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...continued

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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.”