The Mystery of Irma Vep
By Charles Ludlam

October 3, 2023 – October 22, 2023

B-horror movies, classic mysteries, and campy fun come together in this feverish, supernatural, hilarious sprint. On a dark and stormy night, the howls of a werewolf echo across the grounds, a newly revived mummy stirs in its sarcophagus, and a mysterious portrait holds the key to an ancient family curse. This rollicking production will make you do a double take as the character transformations happen right before your eyes . . . with the help of a few dozen costume changes and a lot of wigs! Join us for the spooktacular Charles Ludlam comedy, The Mystery of Irma Vep.*

*adult humor

Estimated Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (including one 15 minute intermission)

Recommended for ages 13 and older.

The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoer.

Ultimately, the recommended ages are guidelines. Only you will know how your child will respond to the live theater experience. Please consider the following factors when making your decision: the content of the show, age recommendations, the age and personal development of your child, and previous experiences. All patrons regardless of age require a ticket, including babes in arms.


Production Credits

Director: Victoria Rae Sook
Set Design: Jason Simms
Costume Design: Linda Bee Stockton
Sound Design: Ryk Lewis
Lighting Design: Conor Mulligan
Production Stage Manager: Amy Massari

Important Event Information:

  • Masks Optional.

  • Concessions available for purchase, including beer and wine.

  • The play will take place indoors at Bristol Riverside Theatre at 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA.

Special Show Events

Oct 5 | Post Show

The opening night performance of each show is followed by a light reception. 

Oct 6 | 7pm

Enjoy drinks courtesy of Pat Deon Beverages, and Dad’s Hat along with pasta from Cesare’s Ristorante and desserts

Oct 11 | 6:30pm

A great way to wind down midweek with wine courtesy of Chaddsford Winery Lahaska and desserts.

Oct 19 | 6:30pm

Enjoy snacks and beer courtesy of Bitchin’ Kitten Brewing, Dog & Bull Brew & Music House, Naked Brewing, and Philly Style Soft Pretzel.

Meet the Cast

Chris French
Chris French
Charles Osborne
Charles Osborne
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