Sun City Community Theatre serves up suspense

Special to The Sun City PacketFebruary 13, 2012 

Suspenseful until the very end, the Sun City Community Theatre's production of "Deathtrap" epitomizes evil and incorporates deceit through dialogue which appears innocent but has sinister undertones. The unexpected turns in the plot and an incredible ending will keep theatergoers on the edges of their seats. "Deathtrap" was written by Ira Levin in 1978. It was one of the biggest hits on Broadway, and ran four years with more than 1,800 performances.

"Deathtrap" was nominated in 1978 for a Tony Award for Best Play and Ira Levin received his second Edgar Award for this script. In addition to his work as a playwright, Levin was a novelist who wrote: "A Kiss Before Dying," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Stepford Wives," and "The Boys from Brazil," among other works.

Sun City Community Theatre's cast includes Myra Bruhl played by Ingrid Rennie; Helga, a psychic, played by Irene Reed; Porter Milgrim, Bruhl's attorney who is played by Ed Phelps; Clifford Anderson, played by Arturo Iriarte; and Sidney Bruhl, played by Roscoe Sandlin.

Director Anrose Perlstein spent ten years with Theatre Three in New York, where she starred in numerous productions.

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