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A Thriller Comedy

September 8 – 24

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TALK BACK WITH THE ARTISTS after the matinee performance on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm

Wednesday 9/20 at 7pm

General Admission: $28

Students / Seniors (65+): $25

Children (under 12): $15

This show is included in our subscription packages.

Our neighbor "The Puddle Dock" restaurant and its sister restaurant "Tour" on Lafayette Road, are both offering a 10% discount on food to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their websites to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.


By Ira Levin
Directed by Jack Neary

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it?


Sydney Bruhl – John Budzyna

Myra Bruhl – Sally Nutt

Clifford Anderson – Thomas Carnes

Helga ten Dorp – Trish Aponte

Porter Milgrim – Ed Simeone


Set Design – Kirk Trach

Lighting Design – Billy Butler

Prop & Sound Design/Assistant Stage Manager – Michaela Pride

Costume Design – Constance Witman

Stage Manager – Deirdre Budzyna

*Segments of sound in Deathtrap were composed by Joel Glenn Wixson for Threshold Stage Company’s production of Misery by William Goldman

“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” — NY Post

“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” — Hollywood Reporter

“If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.” — TIME Magazine

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” — Cue Magazine

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