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“Deathtrap” by Ira Levin

Friday, November 8 2019 @ 7:30 pm

A roller coaster comic thriller! TheatreWest of Lincoln City presents “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin, Oct. 24 through Nov. 17 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Directed by Jackie Tasker, by special arrangement from Dramatists Play Service, this “Deathtrap” is complete with table seating, beer and wine service, and plenty of chills and thrills on the LCCC stage.

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which 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 smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment. The reviews: “It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” —NY Post. “The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” —Hollywood Reporter. “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. “If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.” —TIME Magazine