20th An­niver­sary Sea­son Con­tin­ues QNEK re­vives Ira Levin’s Death­trap

Dy­ing of laugh­ter has never been so delightful!

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How far would you go to get what you want? Where would you draw the line on how far is TOO far? If it was wrong? What if you could get away with it?

The rare com­bi­na­tion of white-knuckle-hold-your-breath mo­ments with red­faced-lose-your­breath-foot-stomp­ing fun will keep you on the edge of your seat await­ing ei­ther a sharp in­take of fright­ened breath or a fast out­burst of amused laugh­ter. Bod­ies and bod­ies of laughs await you in this hi­lar­i­ously sus­pense­ful mas­ter­piece.

Award-win­ning QNEK Pro­duc­tions, In­ter­na­tional Theatre Com­pany in Res­i­dence at the Haskell Opera House, presents Death­trap. Open­ing on Broad­way in 1978, this Tony-nom­i­nated play holds the record for long­est run­ning com­edy thriller on Broad­way, was im­mor­tal­ized on the sil­ver screen with Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, and Dyan Can­non in 1982, and is con­sid­ered by most to be the best sus­pense play of all time.

Di­rected by Phil Gos­selin, this all-star cast of stage vet­er­ans is led by John Young as se­ri­ally in­sa­tiable Sid­ney Bruhl, Sally Ri­vard as pal­pa­ble and pal­pi­tat­ing Myra Bruhl, Da­mon Cox as ravenously com­mit­ted Clif­ford An­der­son, Calvin Longe as de­vi­ous, but dull Porter Mil­grim, and Su­san-Lynn Johns as the mys­ti­cal, self-pro­mot­ing psy­chic Helga ten Dorp.

Death­trap’s pro­duc­tion team in­cludes As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor Jenny Dunne, Stage Man­ager Lonn Ste­wart, Light­ing En­gi­neer Dennis Zei­gler, and Set En­gi­neer Rick Gos­selin.

Death­trap runs two week­ends: Oc­to­ber 4 and 5 at 7:30pm and Oc­to­ber 6 at 2:00pm; Oc­to­ber 11 and 12 at 7:30pm. The pro­duc­tion is un­der­writ­ten by Heron’s Path, Com­mu­nity National Bank, Pas­sump­sic Bank, Com­mu­nity Cir­cle, St. J Subaru, North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal, Paul De­celles Fi­nan­cial Strate­gies, Columbia

For­est Prod­ucts, Hoa­gies, New­port Ro­tary, Fred’s Plumb­ing and Heat­ing, and the Derby Vil­lage Store. Ad­di­tional Sup­port is pro­vided by Cata­mount Arts, The MAC, the Haskell Free Li­brary and Opera House, Ver­mont Pie & Pasta, and Whim­seyWorks Ver­mont. Spe­cial SHOW UN­DER­WRIT­ERS are Iso Marks and Ross MacCor­mack, Mer­ril­lyn and Dean Gib­son; and Glo­ria Pierre.

For more in­for­ma­tion and/or ticket reser­va­tions call the QNEK Box Of­fice at 802334-2216, the Haskell Box Of­fice at 802873-3022 (US) or 819-876-2471 (CA), or re­serve on­line at www.qnek.com. You may charge tick­ets at cata­moun­tarts.org or by call­ing Cata­mount Arts at 888-757-5559. Get your tick­ets early, this show is sure to be sold out.

Ira Levin’s hi­lar­i­ous com­edy/thriller is com­ing to the Haskell Opera House in Oc­to­ber. Don’t miss it!

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