6th Street Playhouse has just announced “screaming deal” ticket prices, for its hilarious comedy “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” playwright Charles Ludlam’s definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas for the evening of June 23 & the June 25th matinee performances.
The two-act, quick-change, cross-dressing marathon features Craig Miller and Ryan Schabach playing numerous characters while making more than 30 costume changes. This critically acclaimed main stage production, directed by Marty Pistone, also features live musical underscoring and sound effects by Janis Wilson.
6th Street Playhouse is offering tickets at $15 per person for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 performances.
“The Mystery of Irma Vep”
It’s a “dark and stormy night,” when Lord Edgar Hillcrest (under the spell of his deceased first wife, Irma Vep) arrives at Mandacrest Estate with his new bride, Lady Enid in this hilarious, campy comedy satirizing everything from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” to “The Mummy’s Curse.”
A definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is a two-act, quick-change, cross-dressing marathon in which two actors play all the roles (including sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess) while making more than 30 costume changes. Featuring live musical underscoring and foley sound effects by Janis Wilson.
Directed by Marty Pistone
WHEN: Through June 26, 2011
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
8 p.m. Thursdays (June 9, 16 & 23)
2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (Saturdays: June 11, 18 & 25 and Sundays June 5, 12, 19 & 26)
LOCATION: 6th Street Playhouse
GK Hardt Theatre
52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa
Located in historic Railroad Square
TICKETS: $15 to $32
Order tickets by telephone, online or purchase at the door. Reservations recommended.
WEB SITE: www.6thstreetplayhouse.com