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Marlborough NH 03455 US


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BRANCH RIVER THEATRE



​​Ira Levin's

DEATHTRAP
Directed by CJ Cummings


6 PERFORMANCES:

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10, 2019

Branch River Theatre is pleased to open our 36th season with the Broadway comedy-thriller hit, DEATHTRAP, written by Ira Levin (also known for: Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil, and The Stepford Wives) and directed by CJ Cummings.

Levin gathers all of the genre’s standard elements together, from startling plot twists and comic characters to shockers that wring gasps from his audience.

His play begins as a tale about writer Sidney Bruhl, who was once a highly successful thriller writer.   But his last four plays have flopped, and he’s been reduced to living off his wealthy wife
Myra. When, in the mail, Sidney receives a script from young writer Clifford Anderson — his former student in a playwriting seminar — he’s surprised to discover that it’s a nearly perfect suspense drama, with all the necessary ingredients for a rousing commercial
success. He immediately begins to speculate as to how he could steal the play and present it as his own,   leading Myra to fear that he is about to murder the young man. But when Clifford arrives on the scene, he isn’t quite the naïve youngster that he first seemed to be, and he has a few tricks of his own up his sleeve.

As suspense builds, and the body count rises, there are startling surprises,

dramatic reversals, and some genuinely shocking moments!

CAST:
Sidney Bruhl…..........................................……Paul Teitelman
Myra Bruhl….............................................……Grace Marie Johnson
Clifford Anderson…..........................................Ezra Fradkin
Helga Ten Dorp……….....................................Heidi Schwieger
Porter Milgrim………........................................Grant Love