Deathtrap

By Ira Levin

A wicked thriller about the perils of playwrighting.

One of Broadway's all-time biggest hits.

Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 at 8pm

Oct. 21, 27 & 28 at 2:30pm

Oct. 21 at 7:30pm

Directed by Jay Fontanetta

THE STORY: Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.

 "It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own. If you like thrillers, do see it. I promise you that it is vintage." —NY Post.
"The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…" —The Hollywood Reporter.
"Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy…Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It's good for you." —Cue Magazine. "If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP." —Time Magazine.

Cast
Myra Bruhl -  Mina Dillard-Gits
Sidney Bruhl - Tim Gannon
Clifford Anderson - Jason McCargo
Porter Milgrim - John Podliska
Helga Ten Dorp - Carolyn Redding
Crew
Director - Jay Fontanetta
Stage Manager - Darla Goudeau
Assistant Stage Manager - Eileen Crow
Box Office - Mary Ellen Schutt
Costumes - Mary Ellen Druyan
Dramaturg - Mike Bolton
Fight Choreography -  Michele DiMaso
Hospitality - Joe Mills
House Managers -  Cassandra Johnson
Lights -  Haruka Hitchcock
Makeup -  Mary Kuhn
Program Editor -  Mark Maclean
Program Bios Compilation - Marion J. Reis
Props - Dave Bremer and Linda Cunningham
Publicity - Laura Ciresi Starr
Sandwich Sunday - Liz Steele
Set Design, Construction - John Baderman
Set Painting - Carrie Cerri and Sue Wisthuff
Sound - Peggy Solick
Technical Director - Nick Schwartz

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