2 Students Perform Entire “Mystery” Play

Olivia DrakeApril 21, 20103min
Wesleyan’s Theater Department presented “The Mystery of Irma Vep” April 9-10, April 10 in Patricelli ’92 Theater. On a stormy night at Mandacrest estate, Lord Edgar Hillcrest and his new bride Lady Enid are haunted by the memory of the Manor’s first mistress—Irma Vep. The play was written by Charles Ludlam and directed by Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, associate professor of theater. Mark McCloughan ’10 played Lady Enid, Nicodemus Underwood, Alcazar and the Egyptian Princess Pev Amri. Jaime Maseda ’12 played Lord Edgar, Jane Twisden and the Intruder.

Edgar (Maseda) and Alcazar (McCloughan) in the tomb. This was the acting portion of McCloughan’s senior thesis.
Lady Enid (McCloughan) and Lady Irma's portrait.
Enid (McCloughan) and Jane (Maseda). (Photos by Bill Burkhart)