September 18, 2014–October 12, 2014
Cunningly clever and comically twisted, DEATHTRAP is a murder mystery masterpiece that is so
wickedly good…it’s to die for! When a once successful Broadway playwright struggles to overcome a dry spell that’s resulted in a string of flops and a shortage of funds, anxiety ensues. His fortunes turn when one of his students shares a brilliant new script with blockbuster potential. Resolved to resurrect his collapsing career, the covetous playwright conceives of a treacherous trap to snare the script and take credit for its creation. Murderous machinations result, springing to a surprising ending.
BACKGROUND: DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin is essentially a play within a play. It began its Broadway run in 1978 at the Music Box Theater and holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.