The Mystery of Irma Vep – Auditions in L.A.

By | November 22, 2010

The Mystery of Irma Vep
Casting notice posted on, casting location: CSULA

Looking for two male actors to the play multiple characters (they will play both male and female roles). Age range is flexible (20s-30s) and so is ethnic background. This is a high energy scene with costume changes.
I will be doing The Mystery of Irma Vep (ACT III only) for my final project in my Directing for Theatre class at California State University, Los Angeles. The Mystery of Irma Vep is a play in two acts by Charles Ludlam. (A Penny Dreadful), Irma Vep is a satire of several theatrical and film genres, including Victorian Melodrama and the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca. The play, despite featuring eight characters, was intended to be performed by only two actors.

The plot centers around Mandacrest Estate, the home of Lord Edgar and Lady Enid. Lady Enid is Lord Edgar’s second wife, though he has yet to recover entirely from the passing of his first wife, Irma. The house staff, a maid named Jane Twisden and a swineherd named Nicodemus Underwood, have their own opinions of Lady Enid.
The job is unpaid but it is a chance to perform in front of up and coming directors and a professional director during the final project. The actors must be able on Dec.7th from 9-10am to perform the scene. Rehearsals will be determined by schedules. But rehearsal themselves will most likely take place on campus (CSULA).
If you’re interested you can email me at

Casting Location: CSULA
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