Sunday, October 21, 2012

KC Repertory "Mystery of Irma Vep" preview by Robert Trussell

The production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” represents at least three firsts in the history of Kansas City Repertory Theatre. It’s the first time the Rep has staged a play by Charles Ludlam, a legendary alternative playwright and actor who was poised to reach a much broader audience at the time of his death in 1987. It’s the fist time actor Ron Megee, in many ways Kansas City’s own version of Ludlam, has appeared on the Rep stage. And it’s the first time Mark Robbins, an actor revered for his facility with language, has appeared on stage in a dress.

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