By Ira Levin

Directed by Lena Olson

January 23-25 & 30- Feb1

At 7:30PM

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which 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 that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

Production Staff

Director – Lena Olson
Stage Manager – Ada Valdez
Assistant Stage Manager – Diane Draper
Technical Director/Production Designer – Rod Oden
Co-Scenic Designer – Rod Oden and Dominic Masotti
Master Carpenter – Lucas Barrick
Props Artisan & Master – Kelly Sandoval*

* – Denotes a CataLST Intern, an internship program between Lee Street theatre and the Catawba College Theater Arts Department


MYRA BRUHL – Beth Bentley
HELGA TEN DORP – Lori Van Wallendael
PORTER MILGRIM – Shawn Van Wallendael


“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” —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