A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. The plot follows the story of unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson who has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway author Sidney Bruhl for comment... or has he...? Without a success to his credit for some years,
The production is being directed by Giovanna Sardelli, DTF's Resident Director, known for her past productions of "Good People" and 'Dial M for Murder" at the festival, as well as for her recent hit production of Rajiv Joseph's play "The North Pool," a current sell-out hit at Barrington Stage. Playing the role of Sidney is Jonathan Walker who has appeared on Broadway in "20th Century" and "After the Fall," as well as on TV in such hits as "Pan Am," "The Good Wife" and "The Big C." Sidney's wife Myra will be played by Amelia White who recently appeared on the DTF stage in this
The design team for this production includes a set by Debra Booth, costumes by Barbara Bell, lighting by DTF producing director Michael Giannitti and sound by Jill DuBoff.
Deathtrap is brought to you through the generous support of Orvis and The Dorset Inn. Children 12 and under can attend free thanks to underwriting by The Bank of Bennington as part of DTF's "Bring the Family" program. The production has its first preview on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m., with the Gala Opening on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road in Dorset. Tickets are available online at www.dorsettheatrefestival.org or by calling the Box Office at 802-867-2223 Tuesday through Sunday from 12-6 and until 8 p.m. on performances nights.