For the second production of its 32nd Season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Deathtrap,” written by Ira Levin. This comedy/mystery/thriller, directed by Peter Ivanov, runs from Oct. 17 through Nov. 4.
In this play, the seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell. This hiatus in his career has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college — a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit.
Sydney’s goal is to steal the script anyway possible. His plan, which his wife fights against every step of the way, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
Information and tickets are available online at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or by visiting or calling the box office at 941-475-6756 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to curtain time. Reserved seat tickets are $20 each. Student tickets are available at $14 each. Group sales tickets are available at a reduced cost. For information please call the Business Manager at 941-474-9610.