Gut-Busting Gothic

You don't have to be a Brontë fan to shriek — with laughter — at the Walnut Street Theatre's staging of The Mystery of Irma Vep, an Obie Award-winning sendup of Victorian melodrama and gothic romance.

Through January 21st; times vary. 825 Walnut Street, 215-574-3550. Tickets $28, available online.