Berkshires Winter Theater
Next up at Shakespeare & Co. is The Mystery of Irma Vep!
The notorious Kevin G. Coleman is back at it again (Rough Crossing, The Ladies Man and last summer’s The Winter’s Tale), this time with a zany romp through the mysterious and the sublime. The Mystery of Irma Vep: A features two actors—Josh Aaron McCabe and Ryan Winkles, back together after 2009’s hit The Hound of the Baskervilles—playing eight roles and wields a healthy mix of storytelling genres, from Hitchcock to Victorian melodrama to lurid, 19th Century pulp fiction (or, in British parlance, ‘penny dreadfuls’).
The Mystery of Irma Vep is written by the brilliant Charles Ludlam, founder of the much-celebrated, boundary-breaking Ridiculous Theatre Company. This OBIE Award-winning, madcap escapade is sure to leave you breathless with laughter, while its expertly constructed story manages to both send-up and celebrate the traditional Gothic mystery. “A masterpiece”, says The New York Times.
You can walk there from Brook Farm Inn, your Lenox B&B. As soon as innkeepers Linda and Phil get to see it, we’ll post our own review.
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