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Deathtrap

  • Ira Levin
  • Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Mystery/Thriller
  • 3M, 2F
  • ISBN: 9780573111211

A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients - gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy, Mystery/Thriller

  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients - gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway author Sidney for comment - or has he? Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how best to plagiarize "Deathtrap" and when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the "Master" events take a sinister turn.

REVIEWS:

"It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own. If you like thrillers, do see it. I promise you that it is vintage."

NY Post

"The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles..."

The 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 Magaine

Premiere Production: Deathtrap was first presented by Alfred de Liagre, Jr., and Roger L. Stevens at The Music Box Theatre, in New York City, on February 26, 1978.
  • Casting: 3M, 2F

  • SIDNEY BRUHL
    MYRA BRUHL
    CLIFFORD ANDERSON
    HELGA TEN DORP
    PORTER MILGRIM
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    A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients - gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway author Sidney for comment - or has he - Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how best to plagiarize 'Deathtrap' and when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the 'Master' events take a sinister turn.

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