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The Mystery of Irma Vep

Stage Door: The Mystery of Irma Vep

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Everything depends on split-second timing, which Sella and Barton do perfectly. Who can resist terrific genre parodies, a lovestruck wolf and a Gaslight spoof? Ludlam's humor and humanity are on display, and audiences will howl with laughter.

Aisle View: Kiss of the Vampire

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The comedic chameleon Arnie Burton first came to view in the 2008 parody version of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, a four-character romp in which he was one of two men who played all the roles other than the hero and heroine.

Hamptons Journal: The Mystery of Irma Vep at Bay Street

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing Bay Street Theater's current production on Saturday night, of Charles Ludlam's 1983 breakout masterpiece The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny ...

Hamptons Journal: Theater Out East

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The body language is all affect but the words come from the actual autobiographies of these famed youth who have barely lived or done enough to merit a complete sentence, but that's the conceit of Celebrity Autobiography.