The long-running Broadway hit Deathtrap has been slaying audiences for years with its mix of laughter and suspense, and now it's coming to Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall. Written by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby), it's the story of Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful playwright struggling to overcome a string of failures and a shortage of funds. Fortuitously, he receives a script from a student at one of his college seminars and instantly sees a potential Broadway hit. Once the two start collaborating, suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter that you'll be enthralled until the show's final, startling moments. Nominated for a Tony in its original run, and recently revived on Broadway, Levin's ingeniously plotted thriller keeps you dying with laughter 'til the final curtain.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.