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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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 just want to see an excellent play!
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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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“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
San Jose’s Northside Theatre Company was founded in 1978 by Richard Orlando. In 1980, Northside Theatre Company became a registered non-profit organization. Northside Theatre Company is currently in its 37th 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 Theatre Company is devoted to the manifestation of the human spirit by creating dramatic art through heart, collaboration and exploration.
For 37 years, Northside Theatre Company 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 Theatre Company 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, a Five Play Mainstage season, and various staged readings throughout each season.