Download the Flash PlayerDeathtrap
by Ira Levin

October 6-28, 2000
Directed by Jo Perryman


The ingenious plot is two-thirds thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy - full of twists and shocks until the last minute.

Rob May and Lane Fields

Sidney Bruhl, once a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, hasn't had a hit in 17 years. He supports himself by teaching seminars at a university, but his wife Myra's money provides most of the comforts he enjoys in their suburban Connecticut home.

Carol Klages and Rob May   Lane Fields and Rob May

When he receives a script from Clifford Anderson, a former student, the thriller reads like a surefire hit. Although it is perfect as written, Sidney tells his wife that he will offer to collaborate with the student, kill him if necessary, and present the play as his own. Sidney's collection of grisly murder weapons are mementoes from his past stage productions, but early in the action it appears that he is quite ready to use them to carry out a real-life murder.

Once Clifford accepts Sidney's offer to collaborate and share writing credit on the play, the game of suspense begins.

  Jamie Brewster Lane Fields

Homicide and humor are the two main ingredients of Ira Levin's "Deathtrap". The play was awarded an "Edgar" by the Mystery Writers of America during its long run on Broadway. Levin is best known for his novels: Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, and The Boys From Brazil. All of these novels, as well as Deathtrap were turned into successful films.

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This is the second production of Deathtrap at Carpenter Square Theatre. The first production was during the 1987-88 season.


Murder #1

Bob Cross

Sidney Bruhl

Rob May
Myra Bruhl Carol Klages
Clifford Anderson Lane Fields
Helga Ten Dorp Jamie Brewster
Porter Milgrim Bob Cross


Director Jo Perryman
Set Design/Tech Director Tom Harrington
Costume Design Corey Martin
Lighting Design Steven Gilmore
Set Construction Tom Harrington
Melody Harrington
Steven Gilmore
Set Painting Melody Harrington
Stage Manager & Light Operator R. Lance Garrett
Sound Operator Jennifer Coon


Lyn Bates
Jeremy Springer
Stage Combat J. Shane McClure
Window Card Design Don Lusk
Phil Carlton


University of Oklahoma Drama Department - Tonya Hodges - Bob Bates - Jon Womastek - Mike Gonzales - David Perryman at the Huckaby Fleming Law Firm - D&P Consulting.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


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