October 4th - 20th, 2013
The Mystery of Irma Vep
by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Danny Miller

If you loved The 39 Steps you will adore The Mystery of Irma Vep. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought back to life all join in the fun of The Mystery of Irma Vep, a hilarious parody of Victorian melodrama, gothic horror stories and Hitchcock-style suspense -- with all of the characters portrayed by just two actors. The campy, creepy fun starts on a dark and stormy night as the newly wed Lady Enid arrives at the eerie estate of her new husband. Strange things begin to happen as she investigates the mystery of Irma Vep, whose portrait looms dramatically over the fireplace.

Thursday October 3rd, 2013 @ 8pm - PWYC PREVIEW
Friday October 4th, 2013 @ 8pm - OPENING NIGHT
Saturday October 5th, 2013 @ 8pm
Thursday October 10th, 2013 @ 8pm
Friday October 11th, 2013 @ 8pm
Saturday October 12th, 2013 @ 8pm
Thursday October 17th, 2013 @ 8pm
Friday October 18th, 2013 @ 8pm
Saturday October 19th, 2013 @ 2pm
Saturday October 19th, 2013 @ 8pm
Sunday October 20th, 2013 @ 2pm


Buddy Mahoney is thrilled and "dee-lighted" to be back at SSR after recently "stumbling" his way through "Moon Over Buffalo."  SSR audiences may remember him as Amos (Mr. Cellophane) in "Chicago", Mr. Cladwell in "Urinetown" and as Max in "Laughter on the 23rd Floor.".  Other favorite roles have been as Norman in StageRight's production of "The Boys Next Door," Roger De Bris in "The Producers" at SMT and in the barbershop quartet of "The Music Man" at Village Theatre.  Buddy has worked with amazing folks from his home town of Savannah, GA to Los Angeles and Seattle and points in between!  Thanks to Danny, Sean, Jen and Mark and the whole Irma Vep crew for what will be a mysteriously good time!  Love and thanks also to family and friends for always supporting his "multiple personalities!"

Sean Mitchell is excited to be back on the SSR stage, bringing these odd characters to life with Buddy and Danny. He thanks Elizabeth, Grace, Grant and Gus for their support and for being willing to let their husband/dad be seen in public in a dress.


Danny Miller (Director) Some of Danny's previous directing credits here at SSR are The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel and Goldilocks in the TYA series and assistant directing "Fools" way back in 2006. Danny has also been a frequent actor on this stage, most recently as Paul in "Moon Over Buffalo". He also serves on the Board of Directors as Board President. Thank you to a very talented cast and crew for making this an amazing experience.

Laurie Roberts (Costume Designer) is delighted to be returning to SSR as the costume designer for the Mystery of Irma Vep. She last worked both on and off the stage of SSR in this summer's production of Little Women as Costume designer and in the role of Aunt March. She has designed numerous shows for the theater including RENT, The 39 Steps and Snow White. The idea of two actors, playing nine characters with more than forty costume changes was a challenge she couldn't resist... Thanks to the cast and crew for a great ride.

Catrina Lee-Vroman (Stage Manager) is excited to be back with SecondStory, after last working with them on the TYA shows Puss and Boots and Duck for President. Other favorite shows include Chicago (Village), Hot Mess (Village Kidstage), and Sweet Nothing (Macha Monkey). All her love to Jonathan Lee-Vroman, her brand new husband!

Abby Stein (Assistant Director) is a newbie to the SecondStory Rep family. Having recently graduated Cornish College of the Arts as a directing major, Abby is very excited to have the opportunity to be the Assistant Director on such a fun and complex show like Irma Vep. Thank you to Mark and Jen for thinking of me, Danny for involving me and Jason, as always, for supporting me and walking my dog.


SecondStory Repertory’s mission is to entertain, educate, and enlighten the diverse communities of artists and audiences on Seattle’s Eastside.


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