‘Deathtrap’ comes to BrightSide Theatre, opening March 8

BrightSide Theatre is putting on Ira Levin's comedy thriller “Deathtrap.” Performances, directed by Jason Harrington, are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 8-24, at Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the North Central College campus, 31 S. Ellsworth in Naperville.

It's the story of the world-famous thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl (Scott Kelley of Schaumburg) who is suffering from a chronic case of writer’s block. When one of his former students, Clifford Anderson (Tyler Szarabajka of Vernon Hills) shows up at his doorstep with what might be the next Broadway hit, Sidney and his wife, Myra (Marianne Embree of Arlington Heights) concoct a deadly plan to make the manuscript their own.  Lisa Braatz of Naperville is their neighbor Helga ten Dorp, a noted psychic whose suspicions are aroused by the strange activity in the Bruhls’ home, and John Zimmerman of Carol Stream as Bruhl’s attorney, Porter Milgrim.

“Deathtrap”  is filled with twists and turns in a series of shocking events that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets are $35 to $40. Tickets are available at or (630) 447-TIXS (8497).

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