The Long Beach Playhouse to Present DEATHTRAP, 1/17-2/15

The Long Beach Playhouse will be staging the classic thriller, Deathtrap by Ira Levin in the new year.

One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, Deathtrap offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Sidney Bruhl, writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell that has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. He is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes.

A possible break in Bruhl's fortune occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college - a thriller he recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit.

Deathtrap provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.

Directed by Playhouse stalwart, Gregory Cohen this production will prove to have the right blend of comedy and thrills. Cohen's last directorial success at The Playhouse was Into the Woods and last year's A CHristmas Carol which did so well that The Playhouse is restaging his adaptation again this year.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 pm & Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm on scheduled matinees only. For more information or to purchase tickets or call 562-494-1014.

Photo by Jonathan Lewis

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