Homecoming Players Open Fourth Season With Deathtrap, Ira Levin's Ingeniously Constructed Work ...
WHAT: Deathtrap, a play by Ira Levin, performed by Ithaca's own Homecoming Players
WHEN: Monday, 2/8, and Monday, 2/15, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 West State Street, Ithaca, NY
ADMISSION: All seats, $15. Get your tickets three ways: Call 607-272-0570;
Online: HomecomingPlayers.org/tickets; At the door: 30 minutes before curtain
(This play is part of the Kitchen Theatre Company’s Kitchen Sink Series that has support from CFCU.)
PRESS CONTACT: Katie Spallone, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 607-279-6236.
THE SCOOP ...
This Valentine’s week, forget death by chocolate, and celebrate the mystery of life.
Netflix will still be there another night, but you only have two chances to come see some of Ithaca’s finest actors, live and in person, for a really thrilling Valentine! Holding the record for the longest running comedy-thriller in Broadway history, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, Deathtrap provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.
"It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own. If you like thrillers, do see it. I promise you that it is vintage." —NY Post.
"The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…" —Hollywood Reporter
"Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy…Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It's good for you." —Cue Magazine.
"If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap." —Time Magazine.
Featuring a stellar cast of Ithaca actors:
Myra Bruhl. Effie Johnson*; Helga Ten Dorp. Missel Leddington*; Porter Milgrim. Dean Robinson*; Sidney Bruhl. Arthur Bicknell; Clifford Anderson. Jacob Garrett White*; Narrator. Robin L. Booth; Stage Manager: Leo Stellwag; Director: George Sapio
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association