Play Reading for Deathtrap

  • 7:00 pm
  • Powerhouse Theatre
  • 250-542-6194


by Ira Levin

Presented with special permission of Dramatists Play Service, Ltd.


About the Production

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a “dry” spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

Show Dates

  • November, 2013

Audition Dates

  • Play Reading: June 13th , 7:00 pm at Powerhouse Theatre
  • Auditions: June 15th, 1:00 p.m. at Powerhouse Theatre

Directed by:

Jackson Mace