The Mystery of Irma Vep: Reviews
Triad Stage’s 'Irma Vep' is well-performed anarchy, Winston-Salem Journal
Triad Stage’s ‘Irma Vep’ is a comedy workout for two actors, Winston-Salem Journal
The Mystery of Irma Vep at Triad Stage
By Charles Ludlam
Scenic Design by John V. Bowhers | Lighting Design by David Jonathan Palmer | Costume Design by Andrew Landon Cutler | Sound Design by Rudy Garcia III
"Director Bryan Conger, who will be leaving in a month to continue his career at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, did an outstanding job and left his five-year-old Triad family with a wonderful send-off. We’ll certainly miss him.
Overall, the production is filled with plays on words, mild dirty humor and high energy that all made for a hilarious and light-hearted evening.
And since the spooky tale revolves around the mystery of a dead woman, a mummy, and a werewolf, it’s the perfect way to kick off the month of Halloween."
Words from Bryan
“There’s a lot of stuff that has to happen in the show, but we’re trying not to overdo the effects and keep the importance of the actors in mind,” Conger said. “We have to tell the story, but keep the comedy and the characters truthful. The best comedy comes out because we have all experienced a particular action or interaction.
This is a love letter to the theater. There are Ibsen and Strindberg references. But the comedy is straight-forward. There’s no irony. It’s meant to be laugh-out-loud funny.”