DEATHTRAP – by Ira Levin
What would you do for a killer idea?
Acclaimed but cash-strapped writer Sidney Bruhl has an exceptional new thriller in his hands. There’s just one problem: It was written by one of his students. Sydney and his wife quickly come up with a solution — offer to collaborate with the young writer, and they can split the profits 50/50. No need to consider more … lethal solutions.
Dripping with twists and turns, Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated play is both a spellbinding thriller and a devilishly clever comedy. You won’t know whether the next sound out of your mouth will be a laugh or a scream. [Contains mature content]
It holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway
, and was nominated for four Tony Awards
, including Best Play
One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment. “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 Magazine.
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