Deathtrap is a play written by Ira Levin with many plot twists and which references itself as a play within a play. It is in two acts with one set and five characters. It holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, and was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play.
When a washed-up playwright, Sidney Bruhl, who hasn’t written a hit play for 18 years receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, that’s a guaranteed success, Sidney jokes that it’d be just as easy to murder the young man and steal the script for his own. When Clifford arrives later that evening, no one – not even the visiting psychic – could predict where the dark events of the night will go.
Sidney Bruhl (50-69): a writer, polished, dashing, devious, clever, thinks he’s the smartest man in the room and wants people to know it; is “on stage” even when at home
Clifford Anderson (25-35): a student; very attractive, boyishly handsome and physically fit. He is very clever; knows he’s the smartest man in the room and can bide his time to display it; covers it with innocence, affection, and naïveté.
Myra Bruhl: the role of Myra has been cast.
Helga Ten Dorp (30+): psychic. wild individual, Gypsy-like. In and out of her world and this world; knows she’s a celebrity and loves to show her gift. Has a Dutch accent; is disarming and brave when faced with pain and violence.
Porter Milgram (30+): professional, solid, observant lawyer
Open Audition Date and Times:
Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:00-8 PM at the Beckwith Theatre
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script
3 days/week TBD, some flexibility. Weeks of October 4th – November 29th
Friday and Saturday, December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 5th and 12th, at 2:00 PM
For more information, contact Jack Gannon (773) 405-6399; email@example.com