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Deathtrap

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February 21 - March 16, 2014

Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Deathtrap

By Ira Levin / Directed by Charles Fee
Run Time: 2 hours & 15 minutes (including intermission)

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 conclusion that will leave audiences breathless.
 
Produced with generous support from Bob and Janet Neary.

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Actors Tom Ford (as playwright Sidney Bruhl) and Tracee Patterson (as his wife Myra Bruhl) share the scintillating spotlight in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (as playwright Sidney Bruhl) and Tracee Patterson (as his wife Myra Bruhl) share the scintillating spotlight in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Nick Steen (left, as the young writer Clifford Anderson) and Tom Ford (right, as the seasoned playwright Sidney Bruhl) share a seemingly innocuous toast in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Suspense builds when actors Nick Steen (front, as the young writer Clifford Anderson) and Tom Ford (behind, as the seasoned playwright Sidney Bruhl) share a surprising moment in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Nick Steen (front, as the young writer Clifford Anderson) and Tom Ford (behind, as the seasoned playwright Sidney Bruhl) dissect some devilish details in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Lynn Allison (left, as psychic Helga Ten Dorp) and Tracee Patterson (right, Myra Bruhl) share a mysterious moment in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (as playwright Sidney Bruhl) and Tracee Patterson (as his wife Myra Bruhl) share the scintillating spotlight in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Nick Steen (right, as the young writer Clifford Anderson) and Tom Ford (left, as the seasoned playwright Sidney Bruhl) take center stage at opposing typewriters, one electric and one manual, in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Aled Davies (left, as lawyer Porter Milgrim) and Nick Steen (right, as the young writer Clifford Anderson) face off in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (right, as the seasoned playwright Sidney Bruhl) and Aled Davies (left, as Sidney's lawyer Porter Milgrim) discuss some suspicious details in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Suspense builds when actors Nick Steen (front, as the young writer Clifford Anderson) and Tom Ford (behind, as the seasoned playwright Sidney Bruhl) share a surprising moment in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Lynn Allison (right, as psychic Helga Ten Dorp) shares her "vision" with and Aled Davies (left, as lawyer Porter Milgrim) in the Great Lakes Theater production of Broadway's longest running comic thriller "Deathtrap" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 16. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)