by Charles Ludlam / directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith / Iowa Summer Rep, 2006

“Virtually non-stop laughs thread through Irma Vep, and to say that this is first-rate, must-see, marvelous, too-good-to-be-missed theater is to understate just how awesomely, perfectly funny this show actually is … Easily the funniest show I’ve seen in a long time, The Mystery of Irma Vep is everything comedy should be—and I loved it.” - Ruby Nancy, Quad City Times


scenic design: William Moser / lighting design: S. Benjamin Farrar / costume design: Jenny Nutting Kelchen / sound design: Scott Pardue / stage manager: David J. McGraw* / assistant stage manager: Karl Alphonso / costume design assistant: Emma Tremmel

starring Sean Paul Bryan as Jane Twisden, Lord Edgar Hillcrest, and an Intruder /  Jim VanValen* as Nicodemus Underwood, Lady Enid Hillcrest, Alcazar, and Pev Amri

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States