|"A thriller written by Ira Levin. Suspense mounts steadily as the plot twists and turns with devilish cleverness and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter that the audience will be enthralled until the final startling moments of the play."|
|Sydney Bruhl, acclaimed director of Broadway thrillers, has encountered a dry spell. Hitless for years, Sydney's desperation for new success is heightened by the fact that he has drained his wealthy wife's bank account. Suddenly, when his life seems at its lowest point, Clifford Anderson, a student in Sydney's summer writing seminar, sends him a promising manuscript. "Deathtrap" seems to be the answer to Sydney's prayers when Clifford agrees to collaborate with him. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it's clear that things are not what they seem! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney's observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.|
|Deathtrap can be seen at Theatreworks March 10th through the 26th, 2006.|
|Rough-Cut of Deathtrap PSA (WMA, 48kbps, 343kB)|
|The rough cut of this PSA was recorded in one afternoon to lay out
some basic elements present in the final PSA -- music, voiceover,
simulated samples of live action and general information. Using this
rough cut as a guide, additional recordings were made of the real
actors on stage, and new voicover and general information was written
up and recorded.
This cut is not timed out, nor should it be considered broadcast quality. It was an intermediate step in the conception of the actual PSA series.
The music is an original composition "Deathtrap Symphony in C," composed and preformed by Charles Dee Rice. Voiceover by Charles Dee Rice and Nicole B. Gibson-Rice. All sound effects are live recording, public domain or have been purchased and specifically licensed for theatre and broadcast use.