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You: I am not throwing away my shot.

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The Mystery of Irma Vep

A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Christopher Bernhardt

Auditons: Sunday, August 6th and Monday, August 7th at 7PM with Callbacks on August 8th! Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. Since this show focuses on two actors being able to play several characters as a requirement of the show; auditions will consist of several reads to see the ability of the actors to create differing characters.

Cast: Two Men or Two Women who will play 3 to 4 characters each within the show. Performers in the show will either be two men or two women working together to bring this production to the PCT stage.

Requirements: Since this show is only two actors it is very important that the actors are available for rehearsals at the same time. Please come to auditions with all known conflicts from August 6th – October 22nd. Headshots and Resumes are encouraged but not required.

If you have any questions, contact Christopher Bernhardt at

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Synopsis: “This definitive spoof of Mystery, Comedy and Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. Who or what is Irma Vep? A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.
"Far and away the funniest two hours on a New York stage... What more meaningful gift could Ludlam bequeath [audiences] than to leave them eternally laughing." - The New York Times”

"Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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General Info

Audtioning at Peninsula Community Theatre

Generally, Auditions are held for each show during the run of the previous show. They are held on stage at our Theatre at 10251 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, Virginia, usually on Sunday and Monday evening. You only need attend one of the two audition dates. Different shows will have different call-back requirements, usually completed in the week following the audition.
Audition forms will be available at the theatre, but you can print and fill-in the form ahead of time as well.

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Peninsula Community Theatre

Last update July 15, 2017