The comedy thriller “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin. Broadway’s longest-running mystery, “Deathtrap” is a classic pulse-pounding thriller with devilishly wicked characters, multiple twists, and plenty of laughs. Time Magazine said, “If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try ‘Deathtrap.’”
Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play it ran for over 1800 performances on Broadway, became a movie in 1982 starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, and has been produced all over the world.
“Deathtrap” is about Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, struggling to overcome a “dry” spell. A string of failures and a shortage of funds have not helped matters. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting —a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife Myra’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Throw in an eccentric psychic and stuffy Brahmin lawyer, and the play begins to soar with an abundance of shocking surprises, thrills, and laughter.
Performances of “Deathtrap” will run in Greensboro on February 17, 18, 24, & 25 at 8:00 PM and on February 19 & 26 at 2:00 PM at Congregational United Church of Christ at 400 W Radiance Drive, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tickets for all performances are $15 and are on sale now at triadprideperformingarts.org, by calling 336-589-6267, or at the door