I Want My Mummy

Lightning flashes, screams in the night, strange creatures haunting the fog-shrouded moors, the sarcophagus of an ancient Egyptian queen--The Mystery of Irma Vep is back. The late Charles Ludlam's so-called "penny dreadful," made up of bits and pieces of Jane Eyre, Rebecca, the novels of Wilkie Collins, and the entire output of Universal Studios from 1930-45, has been revived Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre, in a deluxe new production.

The main joke of Irma Vep is that the entire

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