Sunday, March 17, 2013

DEATH TRAP by Ira Levin, Broccoli Project at University of Texas, March 21 - April 6, 2013

The Broccoli Project at the University of Texas


Deathtrap Ira Levine Broccoli Project University of Texas

A Thriller in Two Acts

by Ira Levin

Directed by Casey Nice ; Assistant Director Susannah Morey
March 22, 23; April 4, 5, 6 @ 7 pm
Special preview: March 21 @ 7 pm
Black Box Theatre (SAC 2.304) at the University of Texas Student Activities Center, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712 (click for map)

TICKETS: $5 students/UT faculty, $10 General admission

*All tickets can be purchased at the door thirty minutes prior to the show. Cash only.

Seemingly 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 which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

The Broccoli Project is a student-run theatre group at The University of Texas. It was founded by students in the Plan II Honors Program in 2001 and has since treated audiences to a range of unique and exciting shows.

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