Orlando Shakes hosting Penny Dreadful production, “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

Photo by Tony Firriolo

Orlando Shakes (Website) will produce The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful beginning October 10, featuring vampires, werewolves, and a resurrected Egyptian princess.

The show features two actors playing multiple roles in a play set in mystical Gothic England, in a quick-change marathon that mixes Hammer horror movies with medicinal sherry, and a little Monty Python.

The play is directed by Jim Helsinger and stars Chris Crawford and Brad DePanche.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays with select matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $30 with multiple discounts and specials available on the Shakes website.

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