Deathtrap: Ingenious Thriller from Northside Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Deathtrap was Sunday March 6, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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“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.