BWW Reviews: ISF DEATHTRAP

June 9
6:34 AM 2014
BWW Reviews: ISF DEATHTRAP
From left to right: Tracee Patterson, Nick Steen, and Tom Ford
Photo taken by DKM Photography

The one thing that you notice when you go to a production at Idaho Shakespeare Festival is that you get a chance to examine the set. There are no curtains, just an open stage.

For this production of DEATHTRAP, you notice that it is a home. Maybe a summer or winter home, but definitely someone's house. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling with weaponry: guns, knives, swords. It reminded me of the museum at the Tower of London. The Scenic Designer is Russell Metheny.

The story is about a playwright, Sidney Bruhl, who writes suspenseful thrillers. We come to know that one of his students, Clifford Anderson attended a seminar given by Sidney, and the student wrote a script off of one of Sidney's outlined ideas presented in the seminar. What will the teacher do about the student?Isn't that plagiarism of a sort? How can he let this happen? You will have to come to the play to find out the results.

This play, DEATHTRAP, is a thriller itself, as well. There are twists and turns, many are very surprising. It is set in the 1970's by the costumes, which I felt were wonderful. The costume designer for this production is Alex Jaeger.

The entire production team needs to give themselves a pat on the back. The production was wonderful and a great way to spend the evening with friends.

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.


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