Flat Rock Playhouse presents a thriller play, Deathtrap, from August 22 through September 15 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage.
Deathtrap is about Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, who is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has left him with 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 which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit.
Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter, suspense mounts steadily as Sidney’s intentions are revealed and the plot begins to twist and turn with such an abundance of thrills and laughter that audiences will be enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
Deathtrap holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Deathtrap was well received by many and has been frequently revived around the world. It was adapted into a film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine, and Dyan Cannon in 1982.
The show is directed by Don Stephenson.
The cast will be Garrett Long (Myra Bruhl), Michael MacCauley (Sidney Bruhl), Peggy J Scott (Helga Ten Dorp), Jarid Faubel (Clifford Anderson) and longtime Playhouse favorite Ralph Redpath (Porter Milgrim).
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
Audi Asheville presents Deathtrap at the Playhouse Mainstage, August 22 – September 15. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. Playhouse Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC.