‘Deathtrap’ springs to life at Grand Theatre
by TP staff
Apr 01, 2013 | 2280 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tracy Performing Arts Foundation is kicking bringing the Broadway thriller “Deathtrap” to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts beginning April 5.

The show at the Grand’s studio theater, 715 N. Central Ave., is about a playwright named Sidney Bruhl — performed by Alan Wiltse — who plots to kill his wife with his gay lover, Clifford Anderson — played by Michael Acosta.

Director Mary Carr said the show was a good fit for the company’s second performance of 2013.

“This is our first time performing it,” she said. “We wanted to do a thriller this year, and I remember it from way back then (1970s). It’s a really fun play.”

The play had a long run on Broadway during the 1970s and was nominated for a Tony Award for best play, she said.

“It’s a comedy/thriller,” Carr said. “There’s killing, there’s fighting, there’s laughter.”

Actors have been rehearsing for six weeks, according to Carr, who said the sets were scheduled to be loaded into the Grand’s studio theater Monday, April 1.

Rounding out the cast is Diane Ferrone as Bruhl’s wife, Myra, while Don Bisbee is the attorney named Porter and Fay Kinsey plays Helga Ten Drop.

The first performance will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, followed by shows at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://atthegrand.org/BoxOfficeTickets or purchased in person at the Grand box office.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 835-3030 or drizzo@tracypress.com.

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