The play ‘Deathtrap’ coming March 12-13 to The Colleton Center | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 20, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: February 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm
Deathtrap, a wickedly amusing thriller, will cast its spell on audiences at The Colleton Center, 494 Hampton Street in Walterboro, on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m.
A Tony-nominated “who’ll-do-it” with a record-setting run on Broadway, Deathtrap is a suspenseful concoction of greed, deceit and shocking plot-twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final curtain. The show was written by Ira Levin and later adapted into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve.
Deathtrap is the third show brought to The Colleton Center by Ridgeland-based Coastal Stage Productions, which has previously entertained Walterboro audiences with “The Dixie Swim Club” and “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.” As with the other shows, all cast members are area residents.
Directed by Henry Dreier, the story centers on Sidney Bruhl, played by Roscoe Sandlin. Sidney is a thriller playwright who has known better days; his debts are growing and he’s in desperate need of a hit. When former seminar student Clifford Anderson (Rodney Vaughn) seeks Sidney’s help with his first play, “Deathtrap,” the plot begins a roller coaster ride of twists and turns as Sidney sees the possibility of his own salvation in the student’s brilliant play — at the younger man’s expense. Clifford, however, has his own cunning plans. Sidney’s wife Myra (Christine Grefe), psychic neighbor Helga ten Dorp (Donna Capps) and family attorney Porter Milgrim (Michael Weaver) complete the cast of questionable characters, each drawn into the intricate web of deceit and treachery
Jean Harrigal, Colleton Center director, and the Colleton Center board of directors have supported Coastal Stage Productions from its start just a year ago. “We’ve been so pleased to work with a local company that brings high-quality and widely varied productions to our stage,” said Harrigal. “If you are a fan of suspense and a supporter of community theatre, don’t miss Deathtrap. Just don’t give away the ending once you’ve seen the show!”
Tickets are $18 in advance, $15 for seniors and students/military with ID. They may be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 843.549.8360. Tickets purchased at the door are $20. Lobby and ticket booth open one hour before the performance. Auditorium doors open 30 minutes before show. For group rates or more information, call 912.656.1598.