20th Anniversary Season Continues QNEK revives Ira Levin’s Deathtrap
Dying of laughter has never been so delightful!
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!