Erie Playhouse presents Deathtrap
The Erie Playhouse's rendition of Deathtrap will capture local audiences.
Friday, Feb. 9
The Erie Playhouse's rendition of Deathtrap will capture audiences from beginning to end.
Written as a play within a play, Ira Levin's Deathtrap will keep the crowd on the edge of their seats with its surprising combination of comedy and suspense.
Playwright Sidney Bruhl is down on his luck and seems willing to do anything to get back on his feet. So when his student Clifford Anderson writes a promising script and Sidney jokes that he may kill Clifford to take credit for the work, the audience questions the authenticity of Sidney's sarcasm — especially when he invites that student over to discuss the play, also called Deathtrap.
The audience is left wondering what will happen next and what version of Deathtrap (the play or the play inside the play) each scene is taking place in. — Tracy Geibel
7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 25 (11 performances) // Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10 St. // $12-$20.25 // for tickets and full schedule: erieplayhouse.org