For Immediate Release
December 14, 2015
IRT's the mystery of irma vep brings hilarity into the new year
Indianapolis—The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) will have audiences howling with laughter in the new year with The Mystery of Irma Vep, a Gothic horror story meets passionate Victorian-era bodice ripper, which comes to the Upperstage on January 12 through February 14.
Directed by IRT playwright-in-residence James Still, The Mystery of Irma Vep features local favorite, Rob Johansen, and returning actor Marcus Truschinski who debuted as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Johansen and Truschinski will play seven different characters, including a mysterious archaeologist, a flighty new bride, a saucy housekeeper, a lovable werewolf and an Egyptian mummy. Combined, the duo will complete more than 30 quick-change costume transformations, designed by IRT Costume Shop Manager Guy Clark.
“Our invitation for The Mystery of Irma Vep is to come enjoy and marvel at two virtuoso actors in a hilarious evening of quick changes, farcical bravura, and antic hijinks,” said Janet Allen, IRT Executive Artistic Director. “It’s a full-out opportunity for frivolity and nothing but fun!”
WHAT: The Mystery of Irma Vep
WHERE: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington Street
WHEN: January 12 – February 14
LENGTH: 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission
COST: $15-59 adult tickets & $20 student tickets
AGE: Recommended for grades 11-12 due to strong language and adult content
THE CAST & THE CREATIVE TEAM
ROB JOHANSEN | Nicodemus Underwood, Lady Enid Hillcrest, Alcazar & Pev Amri
MARCUS TRUSCHINSKI | Jane Twisden, Lord Edgar Hillcrest & An Intruder
JAMES STILL | Director
JOEL GRYNHEIM | Stage Manager
TOM BUDERWITZ | Scenic Designer
GUY CLARK | Costume Designer
LINDSAY JONES | Sound Designer
PREVIEW NIGHT PERFORMANCES
January 12 at 7:30 PM | January 13 at 6:30 PM | January 14 at 7:30 PM. All tickets $25
COMMUNITY NIGHT OUT
January 13 at 6:30 PM | IRT’s annual ‘community night out’ production invites audiences to pay what they can to see the Wednesday, January 13 performance. Suggested amounts are $5, $10, $15 and $25 dollars. Additional community outreach will surround this performance.
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
January 15 at 7:30 PM | Join us scavenger hunt that will have you exploring the IRT. Winners will be given a prize upon completion. Join the cast for a champagne toast after the performance.
COOKIES & COFFEE MATINEE
February 4 | Performance starts at 2 PM | Enjoy cookies and coffee before and during intermission of your performance.
HAPPY HOUR SERIES
February 9 | Performance starts at 6:30 PM but come early to enjoy the libations from New Day Mead & Sun King Brewery. Bar drinks 1/2 off all night.
VALENTINES DAY PROMOTION
February 14 at 2PM & 6 PM | Impress your date with a chocolate on their seat & use promo code LOVEIRMA to save $14 off each ticket. Valid 2/14/16 only for the 2PM or 6 PM performances.
POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS
Saturday, January 23 at 1 PM | Discussion
Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM | IRTea Talk & ASL/AD Performance
Sunday, January 31 at 2 PM | IRTea Talk - Featuring the Medical History Museum
Friday, February 5 at 7:30 PM | Backstage Tour
Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30PM
Thursday, January 14 at 7:30PM
Friday, January 15 at 7:30PM
Saturday, January 16 at 5 PM
Sunday, January 17 at 2 PM
Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 PM
Friday, January 22 at 7:30PM
Saturday, January 23 at 1 PM
Saturday, January 23 at 5 PM
Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM
Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 PM
Friday, January 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 30 at 4 PM
Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM
Sunday, January 31 at 2 PM
Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 4 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 5 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 6 at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 12 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 13 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 14 at 6:00 PM
Founded in 1972, the IRT is the largest and fully professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The mission of IRT is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.