A Gothic Night of Suspense – NYTimes.com

How reassuring to know that in some corner of the globe, it will always be a dark and stormy night. And that’s not just because of different climate and time zones, but also because somewhere a production of Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” is surely playing. Since its debut in 1984, this animated catalog of all things gothic has been performed in theaters of all stripes throughout the world, with two actors embodying a host of glamorously creepy characters in a plot that borrows from the Brontë sisters, Daphne du Maurier and Universal horror flicks.

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