ATC Presents the Hilarious Horror Spoof “The Mystery of Irma Vep” May 5-29

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Oliver Wadsworth and Bob Sorenson in Arizona Theatre Company's "The Mystery of Irma Vep." Photo by Tim Fuller/Arizona Theatre Company.

Arizona Theatre Company presents Charles Ludlam’s hilarious quick-change horror spoof “The Mystery of Irma Vep” as the grand finale of its 2010-2011 season. The play features outrageous sets and costumes, plus vampires, werewolves, mummies and other things that go bump in the night. Boo!

Back by popular demand, this comedy is once again directed by ATC Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein and stars company veterans Bob Sorenson and Oliver Wadsworth as two lightning-fast actors who portray all the residents of Mandacrest (that’s right, all, as in, more than just two!) — as well as a host of vampires, werewolves, mummies and other nighttime creepers.

The dynamic duo travel from the moors of England to the tombs of Egypt and back again, with a number of Gothic plot twists and turns thrown in along the way. The result is a ridiculous and riotous performance that enthralls audience members, the old and young alike. In fact, “The Mystery of Irma Vep” has been the most requested show by ATC audiences.

The play runs in Phoenix May 5-29, 2011, at the Herberger Theater Center, and tickets start at $30, depending on the date and time of the performance. You can purchase tickets by visiting or by calling the box office at 520.622.2823

Media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are KEZ 99.9 and Phoenix magazine. The opening night sponsor is Lewis and Roca LLP. Arizona Theatre Company’s season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser.

Herberger Theater Center is located at 222 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix

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