Saturday, August 30, 2014

FRP Presents "The Mystery of Erma Vep"

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the high-camp farce, The Mystery of Irma Vep, from August 14 – September 14 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. As part of its “Season of Laughter and Love” presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer this installment of laughter, starring the outrageous comedic talents of Scott Treadway and Preston Dyar.

The Mystery of Irma Vep takes place on a dark and stormy night at the estate of Lord Edgar, an Egyptologist, and his second-wife, Lady Enid. Recently married Enid is ready to start her new life in the country, but Edgar has yet to recover from the mysterious death of his first wife, Irma Vep, whose portrait hangs over the fireplace. Strange things begin to happen to Enid as she is haunted by something prowling the grounds and soon discovers the mystery of Irma Vep.

In the tradition of the Greater Tuna Series, The Mystery of Irma Vep features two actors taking on numerous characters and even more costume changes in this hilarious satire of theatrical and literary genres. In fact, the show will feature at least 50 costumes changes with some happening in less than nine seconds.

Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at