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52 Star Starred
Olinder Theatre
848 East William Street. San Jose, CA 95116
408-288-7820
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 20 members
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

Excellent performance by the entire cast! Storyline was a bit slow at first, but was very thrilling and comical as the story progresses. I loved the set and was a great story. Must see by everyone who's into murder mystery, comedy, romance, or...continued

reviewed Feb 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from jdabrowiak
6 events 5 reviews

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.

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ernie
9 events 1 review

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.

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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