The 2009 season of the Yale Summer Cabaret continues with the opening of Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” on Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00pm. The play is the 2nd of 3 being performed this season at the Cabaret. Doors open at 6:30pm for dinner and drinks.
Charles Ludlam’s THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: A Penny Dreadful
Written by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Michael Walkup
June 30th, 2009 – July 18th, 2009
Can true love conquer werewolves, vampires, mummies and old maids?
There is plenty for Lady Enid to adjust to in her new home at Mandacrest Manor including the watchful eye of a jealous maid, the peg-legged groundskeeper who stays on the hunt for werewolves, a frightening collection of ancient artifacts and the looming presence of her husband’s first wife, Irma Vep, whose haunting portrait hangs on the wall.
Two actors play a parade of ridiculous characters in Charles Ludlam’s hilarious, fast-paced, gothic farce.
Fly by Night: A New Musical
Directed by: Eric Pearson
July 28th, 2009 – August 15th, 2009
Who has the power when the lights go out?
Indie rock meets The Twilight Zone in this musical story about a group of New Yorkers whose lives fatefully intertwine on the night of a blackout.
The Yale Summer Cabaret 2009 takes place at 217 Park Street, New Haven, CT. For tickets call 203-432-1567 or visit http://www.summercabaret.org.