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Directed with FRENZIED and FAB FOCUS by the visionary and incomparable Jules Aaron, assisted by Debi Tinsley, this is a juicy comedic thriller, written with SASSY SUSPENSE by Ira Levin. This one will keep you guessing!

Tony-nominated for Best Play in 1978, the insanity takes place in the Westport, Connecticut home of aging playwright Sidney Bruhl (a CONVINCINGLY DEVIOUS Robert Benedict Nello) and his wife, Myra (an ADORINGLY LIKEABLE Gina Yates).

When young playwright Clifford (a SPIRITED TJ McNeill) turns up with a promising script in hand Sidney schemingly envisions the possibility of making it his own, at any cost.

The twists and turns spin out of control as these two playwrights interact with DELICIOUS DECADENCE! You really must keep up with the action…it is DEVIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL! LizAnne Keigley is QUIRKY FUN as the psychic neighbor, Helga Ten Dorp, who pops in and out of the action and Lloyd Pedersen is, as always, a CLASS ACT as an attorney, Porter Milgrim, who shows up in the play’s final scene.

This is a most entertaining journey from start to finish! We live with these characters for a few weeks while studying the outrageous lengths people will go to achieve their life’s dreams and goals.

Chris Winfield has designed a GORGEOUS SET and Angela M. Eads has attired the cast in APPEALING costumes. Kudos!

A tantalizing thriller from start to finish, mystery lovers will leave having been deliciously entertained. Don’t miss it!

The Group Rep presents “Deathtrap” running through Friday, May 20 at The Lonny Chapman Theatre located at 10900 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood. For tickets visit TheGroupRep.com or call (818) 763-5990.

‘Nine Winning One-Acts’  Upstairs at The Group Rep

Saturday, April 14 through Friday, May 20, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 7pm, these one-act “mini-plays” are always a treat! Showcasing the talents of over 20 Group Rep actors and nine visionary directors, the audience enjoys theatrical magic. To reserve seats see the contact information above.

Back soon with more theatrical chitchat!

In addition to writing about theatre for The Tolucan Times, Pat Taylor owns Hubba Hubba! vintage clothing store in Burbank.


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