The Shadowland Theatre, in Ellenville, N.Y., will present camp classic Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, July 2 - 25.
Coincidentally, the production coincides with the final performances of the award-winning Off-Broadway revival of the show, which closes July 18, after playing 22 previews and 335 performances at N.Y.'s Westside Theatre.
Irma Vep was one of the biggest triumphs of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, which Ludlam founded. After opening in October 1984, the camp classic went on to run for 331 performances.
Irma Vep concerns the unknown fate of the title character, once mistress of the Manor House but since the victim of an untimely and mysterious death. Ludlam, who died in 1987, starred in and directed the original production. The co-star of the original production, Everett Quinton, directed and played the Ludlum roles in the revival.
The Shadowland production will be helmed by Jack Harris and star Brenden Patrick Burke and Sean Marrinan. For tickets to Shadowland's The Mystery of Irma Vep, call (914) 647-5511.
-- By Sean McGrath