Deathtrap

A Thriller
by Ira Levin

Performed
July 26-29 and August 1-5, 2006
at
The Boal Barn Playhouse

Production Staff

DirectorElaine C. Wilgus
Scenic DesignerBret Sarlouis
Lighting DesignerSusan L. Polay
Costume DesignerAmy Silverman
Audio DesignerMike Twomley
Technical Directormicah margolis
Fight ChoreographerSyeed Malik
Stage ManagerErin G. Albrecht
Apprentice CoordinatorEric M. Brinser

About the Show

In Roald Dahl’s story “Lamb to the Slaughter,” a desperate housewife kills her husband by hitting him over the head with a frozen leg of lamb which she then cooks and serves to the police baffled as to the murder weapon. The means of murder in Ira Levin’s DEATHTRAP is equally ingenious. What it is and whether it works, I cannot disclose. I can say that DEATHTRAP is not only devilishly thrilling with heart-stopping moments but also deliciously ironic and funny. What else would you expect from the man who wrote both ROSEMARY’S BABY and the stage version of Mac Hyman’s comic novel NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS? One last hint: think carefully about the meaning of the title, DEATHTRAP.

Richard Gidez

The Cast

Sydney BruhlTom McClary
Myra BruhlAmber Daughtry
Clifford AndersonMichael Waldhier
Helga Ten DropSuzanne Ritti
Porter MilgramGeorge Baumer
Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service
440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016