Venue Details

35 Star Starred
Olinder Theatre
848 East William Street. San Jose, CA 95116
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Member Tips

info Feb 21 2011 star this tip starred
Can park in the school lot adjacent to the theater
info Feb 22 2011 star this tip starred
We didn't see it at first as it is adjacent to a school and not well lit.
info Feb 22 2011 star this tip starred
We didn't see the theater at first as it is adjacent to a school and not well lit
info Feb 22 2011 star this tip starred
Small selection and everything is $2 each. Nice to get a little break with a bottle of water.
info Mar 07 2011 star this tip starred
I googled the address and found it by the google map. No problem!
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26 reviews
79 stars
attended Feb 25 2011

Deathtrap, a comic-thriller that made its Broadway debut in 1978, was an enormous critical and commercial hit. Its success is largely due to its fanciful embrace of the... continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

Great acting, set, costumes. Really enjoyed the event. The theater is quite small and intimate, so there's no bad seats. There's maybe 40 seats which are first come, first served.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

Small Theathe house, did Not know what to expect, But to my delight the play was awesome, keep me at the edge of my seat in suspence. One of the best thrillers I've seen in a long time.

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Quotes & Highlights

“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 _
Deathtrap holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, with 1809 total performances, and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The play inspired a 1982 Sidney Lumet film starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and Dyan Cannon.


Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a “dry” spell that 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 that 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 the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness.

About the Ticket Supplier: Northside Theatre Company

Northside Theatre Company (NTC) was founded in 1978 by current managing artistic director, Richard Orlando. In 1980, NTC became a registered non-profit organization. Northside is currently in its 28th season and receives national attention for new play development while leading the way in re-defining the integrity and importance of small theatre organizations and their critical importance to the development of industry standards and emerging artists. Committed to theatre for all people, without regard to age, race, creed, culture or physical abilities, Northside is devoted to the manifestation of the human spirit by creating dramatic art through heart, collaboration and exploration.

For 28 years, Northside hallmarks have been experimentation, education and performance. Northside Theatre Company has been as much a philosophy as a production company. We are a place where imagination and inventiveness have a chance to blossom, a place where the human spirit is explored in bold and unpredictable ways.

Northside is an opportunity for emerging artists to work with and learn from seasoned professionals. On stage, old and young merge in a relentless pursuit of quality to give our audiences, liberating experiences.

Northside Theatre Company offers a full range of theatre services including: Open Auditions, Outreach Projects, An annual touring project (Theatre On Wheels), a Five Play Mainstage season and various staged readings throughout each season.