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.*

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

*Recommended for ages 13 and older. Contains adult humor. The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoer.


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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
Assistant Stage Manager: Charlie Mooz

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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