Cunningly clever & comically twisted, Deathtrap is a pulse pounding thriller with devilishly wicked
characters ready to assassinate you ‐ with laughter! Thrilling twists and razor‐sharp wit combine
in one of the funniest murder mysteries of all time.
A once successful Broadway playwright struggles to overcome a dry spell in the wake of a string
of flops. His fortunes turn when a student shares a brilliant new script with blockbuster potential.
Resolved to resurrect his collapsing career, the covetous playwright conceives a treacherous trap
to snare the script and take credit for its creation. Murderous machinations result!
Written by the author of Rosemary’s Baby, Veronica’s Room, The Stepford Wives, and No Time for
Sergeants, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap holds the record for the longest‐running comedy thriller on Broadway. Deathtrap is an exquisite blend of mystery, thrills and humor.
Its gripping tale, told with icy skill, will amuse you, confuse you and hold you in it's spell up to
the final moment.
All roles require a good amount of physicality. Good mobility, agility and capacity for “dragging
a body” with assistance may be required.
All will be required to participate in stage combat training that will be provided as well as adhere
to set combat choreography. Safety of all involved is our utmost concern.
Auditions will be held at Theatre on the Run 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206
Saturday, October 24 from Noon to 4:00pm; and Monday, October 26 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Callbacks by invitation on Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.