It’s the right time of the year for a little suspense and laughter, and Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at Geauga Lyric Theater is the right choice for an autumn evening. With the beautiful sugar maples turning color on Chardon Square, new and established restaurants for dinner, and a thrilling murder mystery, director Art Suskin hopes that “spicing up a mystery with sly humor, guiding the actors and audience through twists, turns and surprises of the story, you’ll have an evening of pure entertainment. Everyone can use a few hours of escape from these times fraught with worry and concern.”
The second show in GLTG’s 2017/18 season, Deathtrap has an intimate story with a five person cast. Sidney Bruhl, played by Jack Warren, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell. In looking over a script from a college student (Cameron Zona), he recognizes a possible Broadway hit, and devises a plan to make the success his. Add his wife (Civia Wiesner), psychic Helga ten Dorp (Emily Stack) and attorney Porter Milgrim (Winn Douglass) and the plot becomes convoluted. Will he succeed? The director and cast assure you will be surprised! The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from September 29th through October 15th.
Tickets for Deathtrap, and the rest of Geauga Lyric Theaters season are on sale at Geauga Lyric Theater, and can also be purchased by calling the office at 440-286-2255. New this season is Backstage Bistro! In association with Chowdown Catering, the second Saturday of each production will have a themed meal at the Geauga Lyric Arts Center at 106 Water Street at 6:00 p.m., before the performance, Cost will be $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children (show tickets not included.) For more information, call the box office at 440-286-2255.
The historic Geauga Theater is located on the beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street.