Deathtrap



DEATHTRAP
A Thriller by
Ira Levin

Directed by Elaine C. Wilgus
Scenic Designer  Bret Sarlouis 

Lighting Designer Susan L. Polay
Costume Designer  Amy Silverman

Audio Designer Mike Twomley

Technical Director micah margolis

Stage Manager  Erin G. Albrecht
Apprentice Coordinator Eric M. Brinser

Stage Fight Choreographer  Syeed Malik

Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service
440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016

Performed July 26-29 and August 1-5, 2006

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

 

Cast


Sydney Bruhl……………………… Tom McClary
Myra Bruhl………………………… Amber Daughtry
Clifford Anderson………………… Michael Waldhier
Helga Ten Drop………………….. Suzanne Ritti
Porter Milgram…………………… George Baumer