Lyric Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Wednesday, October 10 through Saturday, October 27 at the Plaza. Tickets are $40. For more information, visit: http://www.lyrictheatreokc.com/shows/mystery-irma-vep
Two actors take on all the roles with dozens of lightening quick costume changes in Charles Ludlam’s high-camp comedy. This sidesplitting spoof pokes fun at all that is ridiculous in Gothic horror, Victorian melodrama, and classic movies, plus it’s a contender for the funniest American play of the last quarter-century.
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP is by Charles Ludlam, directed by Michael Baron, costume Design by Jeffrey Meek, stage management by Amy Oxley, properties design by Sydney F. Russell, sound design by Jeffrey Sherwood, scenic design by Jon Young, and lighting design by Art Whaley.
The cast includes: Monte Riegel Wheeler (Lady Enid, et al). 4 years with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Lyric: BYE BYE BIRDIE (Mr. MacAffee), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), OLIVER! (Mr. Sowerberry), HAIRSPRAY (Male Authority Figure). Off Broadway; The York Theatre Company: THE IT GIRL (Oliver); Club Babalu: STREAKING THROUGH THE 70S (Donny). Regional; Music Theatre of Wichita: THE FULL MONTY (Harold Nichols), ONCE UPON A MATRESS (Sir Harry); The Crown Uptown: CHICAGO (Billy Flynn); Cabaret Oldtown: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL (Ash). Mr. Wheeler won the Twin Cities Star Tribune award for Best Actor in a Musical in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in 2007.
Jeffrey Meek (Lord Edgar, et al). 13 years with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Lyric: PAGEANT (Miss Deep South). Regional; Tifton Performing Arts Center: GREATER TUNA. Costuming credits: Lyric: 13 Summer Seasons. Regional: Ohio Light Opera: 9 Summer Seasons; Tulsa Opera: 2003 & 2004 Seasons; Oklahoma City Philharmonic: 7 years of A Very Merry Pops; Casa Mañana Playhouse: ANNIE, Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL; Stage One: I DO, I DO, ARE WE THERE YET?, SWING; Eastman School of Music: 3 Seasons; Triad Theatre: KIDS IN AMERICA; Colossal Studios: FAMILY PIRATE ADVENTURE. Mr. Meek also serves as Lyric’s resident costume designer.
The Mission of Lyric Theatre is to produce excellent professional musical theatre, nurture artistic talent, promote collaboration among the arts, and enrich the lives of Oklahomans.