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Renton Civic Theatre to present 'Irma Vep'

The Renton Civic Theatre’s production of ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful’ stars Scot Garrett and Buddy Mahoney. - Tanya Zambrowsky
The Renton Civic Theatre’s production of ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful’ stars Scot Garrett and Buddy Mahoney.
— image credit: Tanya Zambrowsky

The comedy classic, “The Mystery of Irma Vep — A Penny Dreadful,” opens Friday (Oct. 21) at the Renton Civic Theatre.

One of the most produced comedies in U.S. history is a tribute to gothic horror films, liberally stealing from well-known film classics such as “Wuthering Heights,” “The Mummy’s Curse” and Hitchcock’s “Rebecca.”

The Renton Civic Theatre’s production is directed by Alan Wilkie.

“The tour de farce is also a tour de force for two of Seattle’s finest comic actors, Scot Garrett and Buddy Mahoney,” said the theatre’s artistic director, Bill Huls, who designed the play’s lighting.

The play runs through Nov. 5, with showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available online. The theatre’s phone number is  425-226-5529. The theatre has also reduced the price of its season tickets.

The theatre is in downtown Renton at 507 S. Third St.

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