Deathtrap is both a thriller and a comedy. An ingeniously constructed play that masterfully combines gasp-inducing thrills with spontaneous laughter. This rare combination will have you scared at one moment and laughing seconds later. Set in a comfortable Connecticut home; a once successful playwright is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. He comes across a brilliant thriller written by a young writer and borrowing from his devious machinations as an author of thrillers, an insane plan is hatched to end his drought. The once-popular writer is prepared to go to any length to improve his fortunes which provides the twists and turns and sudden shock that keeps audiences s
pellbound until the very last minute. The production was embraced by the audiences and sold out for the entire weekend performances.
Deathtrap is one of the great popular Broadway successes having won eight prestigious awards when it opened in 1978 including the Tony Award for Best Play. It ran for almost five years and almost 1,800 performances. The rare combination of comedy and suspense make it a favorite even today-almost forty years since it first opened.
The Cast of "Deathtrap"
Scenes From The Live Performances: