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BLT's 'Deathtrap' Provides Halloween Thrills

 

October 8, 2018

From left to right, Jordan Wright, Joan Rinchisen and John Adams rehearse their lines for "Deathtrap." (Courtesy photo by Steve Rose)

"Deathtrap," the sole thriller of Brevard Little Theatre's 2018 season, opens Friday, Oct. 12, at the theater in downtown Brevard. The play, running weekends Oct. 12-28, promises the twisting plots, heart-thumping suspense and unrelenting deceit that are typical of this popular genre, especially this time of year.

The long-running Broadway hit, written by Ira Levin, follows Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright plagued with a series of failed plays and little hope of making a comeback. But with a promising script written by one of his students, Sidney's own plot begins to twist. His character will be played by Jordan Wright, whose last performance at BLT was in last spring's comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Sidney's aspiring protégé, Clifford Anderson, will be played by BLT newcomer John Adams, an award-winning freelance writer, photographer and film critic. Clifford's conspiring nature, especially in pursuit of his desires, puts him at odds with Sidney's doting and naïve wife, Myra, who will be portrayed by Joan Rinchisen, another BLT newcomer but experienced community theater actress.

Providing comic relief in an otherwise dark story will be the character of Helga Ten Dorp, played by another BLT newbie, Jeanne O'Connor, whose acting credentials include performances at Hendersonville Community Theatre and in TV commercials.

Rounding out the cast is the role of Porter Milgrim, Sidney's lawyer and friend. Porter will be played by BLT veteran actor and director Jonathan Forrester, last seen on the BLT stage as Clarence in last year's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court."

"Deathtrap" is directed by Annette Hobbs and co-directed by Sherrie Koone. The producer is Lauren Day, with George Ferencz serving as the assistant producer. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m., through Oct. 28 at Brevard Little Theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in downtown Brevard.

Following performances on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, Hobbs and the cast will be available for audience members to ask questions about the play to get an enhanced understanding of what goes into a community theater production.

To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.thebrevardlittletheater.org, or buy them in person at the theater Box Office one hour prior to each performance. Reservations for flex pass holders and tickets not purchased online may be made by calling (828) 884-2587.

For additional questions, email thebrevardlittletheater@gmail.com.

 
 

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