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51 Star Starred
Olinder Theatre
848 East William Street. San Jose, CA 95116
408-288-7820
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35 reviews
59 stars
The weather was great. I wore anything can be worn. slacks!.
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31 stars
Ate afterwards at Fuki Sushi in San Jose. Excellent food, service, prices.
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"Deathtrap"
20 ratings
4.2 average rating
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137 events
26 reviews
82 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 classic elements of the genre. Playwright Ira Levin revels in the use of...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.

Description

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.