Deathtrap. by Ira Levin. Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 2f. A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare . ”DEATHTRAP,” Ira Levin’s contrived Broadway thriller, is now playing in revival at Equity Library Theater, but don’t let the word ”contrived. : Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts (): Ira Levin, Ira Levin: Books.

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Levin’s best known novel is Rosemary’s Babya horror story of modern day satanism and the occult, set in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre.

Path Created with Sketch. Men Women Total Cast. Myra, shocked and terrified, collapses and dies, victim of a heart attack.

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Add to the mix a psychic who lives next door who seems to know what is about to happen before it happens, and there’s just enough comedy to keep the suspense in balance.


A quick, tricky thriller.

Yes No Report this. Add the first question. Following a Boston tryout at the Wilbur TheatreDeathtrap enjoyed a four-year run on Broadway, opening under the direction of Robert Moore February 26,at the Music Box Theatremoving to the Biltmore Theatre January 7,and closing on June 13 of that year. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an levni which the younger man quickly accepts. Interspersed with reassurances that he is only kidding, he frightens Myra with suggestions that he may kill Clifford in order to steal the script.

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DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin

Dec 10, Philip Fields rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The English Theatre of Hamburg e. Very clever and very fun.

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Deathtrap by Ira Levin

They’ll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney’s own. I enjoyed it and would ia to see it on the stage.


Porter Milgrim Joe Silver In DeathtrapLevin has taken the basic components of thrillers and horror stories; murder, deceit, innocent dialogue with hidden sinister meanings, plot reversals, unexpected turns of events, etc. Justin and I were watching American Horror Story several weeks ago, and ,evin showed a murderer’s lair for the first time on the show. Helga comes again to warn Sidney that Clifford is going to attack him.

Are you confused by this statement? Not a word wasted. If you like the movies Clue or Dial M for Murder, this is for you. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it’s clear that things are not what they seem! In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners.

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