The Mystery of Irma Vep

The Mystery of Irma Vep

by Charles Ludlam

December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– Winningstad Theatre –
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Two actors play all the roles in this hilarious send up of Victorian melodrama, farce, 50’s horror movies, Wuthering Heights, and Hitchcock’s Rebecca. With elaborate quick changes performed in mere seconds, wildly absurd characters, and an absolute distaste for anything serious, The Mystery of Irma Vep should be the perfect gut-busting escape from all that holiday noise.


“Director Philip Cuomo has cast veteran actors Isaac Lamb and Leif Norby and allowed them to showcase their versatility. The two actors play all the roles: man, woman and the undead. Wonderful moments abound…This is a raspberry-cream layer cake of surprises, each sweeter and sillier than the next.The Oregonian

“Third Rail is normally a purveyor of thoughtful, intelligent plays that make you think about the human condition, but here they’re just out to make you laugh. Leif Norby and Isaac Lamb are a hoot, each playing a multitude of characters…The sound design by Mark Valadez is a major help, and Alison Heryer’s costumes are miraculous…one of the best laugh-out-loud farces I’ve ever seen.” –Broadway World

“Leif Norby and Isaac Lamb go giddily overboard while maintaining strict stylistic control (try that sometime: it ain’t easy)…Third Rail’s production is as close to a flawless show as you’re likely to run into for a long time.” –Oregon ArtsWatch 

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by


Lady Enid, Nicodemus, Alcazar, Pev Amri

Lord Edgar, Jane, The Intruder, Irma Vep


Stage Manager

Voice and Dialect Coach

Violence Director

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Scenic Designer

Props Master



Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association