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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A successful novelist and playwright, Ira Levin became a best-selling author with his first novel, ‘s A Kiss Before Dying. First Broadway program Then this morning my edathtrap walks into my office with the script of “Deathtrap,” which is Kind of brilliant! A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy’s disturbing obsession with horses.

DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin

Sidney mimics reading a play that he tells his wife, Myra, he has received from a student of his, Clifford Anderson. The English Theatre of Hamburg e. Production Details Time Period: A man who loves games and theater invites his wife’s lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. The play was turned into a movie inand co-starred Don Knotts, Griffith’s long-time co-star and friend. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. You must check this field: 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.

To the horror of his wife, Myra, Sidney appears to choke the young man to death and drags him off to bury him. A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man.


A Comedy in Two Acts Cantorial Jun 05, Marty Clarke rated it it was amazing. My first Broadway non-musical. Two weeks have elapsed, Clifford is working on his manuscript but Sidney continues to suffer from writer’s block. This play is morbidly fun. Sidney confronts Clifford, who threatens to move out and write the play regardless of whether Sidney wants him to or not.

Want to Read saving…. Mar 03, Rachel rated it liked it. The play is the perfect thriller. Bruhl tells his wife Myra that the script is brilliant and he then concocts a murder plot whereby he will offer to help Anderson rewrite the script, but will instead kill him and pass the play levvin as his own.

The Minister as Rev. Prince of the City Spanning nearly 40 years from totwo Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who The second problem with Levin’s work is that he has no idea how to end anything with the exception of The Stepford Wives.

Trust me, read Deathtrap and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Dec 19, J. The New York Times. Or, is there some play I don’t know about called Acting Edition. Sidney Bruhl Christopher Reeve Sign in with Facebook Other Sign kra options.


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If you are subscribed already and want to unsubscribe, click here. Feb 11, Peter Orvetti rated it really liked it. Sidney’s attempt to kill Clifford has given Clifford the plot details he needs to complete his play. Lists with This Book. The Anderson Tapes Helga envisions what has actually occurred and tells Porter. Inthe author’s estate denied the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center permission to revive its production of the play.

However, he soon discovers that he’s in over his head, and nobody can be trusted. As a play, this has all the makings of a late 70’s-early 80’s era hit, with its elaborate blocking and witty dialogue. Jul 26, Brian McCann rated it it was amazing. Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds.

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Chock full of funny lines, clever retorts, fun foreshadowing, and so many twists you will never guess what happens next. I won’t give any more away A quick, tricky thriller. Men Women Total Cast.