The Mulford Repertory Theatre returns to the bucolic setting of the Mulford Barn this summer to perform the comedic cult-classic: The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam. Now in their fifth season, Mulford Repertory is highly regarded as a talented and accomplished ensemble of professional actors, gifted with cunning comic timing steeped in well-seasoned acting bravado. Under the inventive artistic direction of Kate Mueth, the Mulford Repertory Theatre promises to once again fill the historic 1721 Mulford Barn with laughter and invites East End residents and summer visitors to a fun-filled evening of madcap comedy while visiting our local treasure, the Mulford Farm Museum, one of New York’s most significant English Colonial Farmsteads.
The Mystery of Irma Vep, written by Charles Ludlam, is a satirical farce on steroids – two agile actors playing eight roles quick-change costumes, characters and genders to plan a night of hi-octane hijinks. Set in a wacky manor house in England, Lord Edgar (Trevor Vaughn) and the new mistress of the manor, Lady Enid (Isaac Klein), experience a variety of strange happenings. Lord Edgar has not yet recovered entirely from the passing of his first wife, Irma Vep. Throw in a meddling maid, a swarthy swineherd and references to (and appearances by) vampires, ghosts, mummies and werewolves, and The Mystery of Irma Vep unravels into a wild, madcap romp.
Sunday, August 15 – August 19
Sunday, August 22 – August 26
Friday, August 30 & 31
Seating is limited to 50 per performance. Advance ticketing is strongly recommended. Advance tickets at TheaterMania (866) 811-4111 or at TheaterMania.com.
Price: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Come early and bring a picnic, libations of choice, blanket and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Mulford Farm before the show. Gates open at 5 p.m.