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Presented by Ross Valley Players at Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater, Ross CA

Jan 18 2019
Feb 17 2019

This ingeniously structured play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

The third play of Ross Valley Players 89th season is Deathtrap, one of the great popular successes in Broadway history.

Ross Valley Players presents Deathtrap, written by Ira Levin, which became an American thriller film in 1982.

This ingeniously structured play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

Count the murders in this comic thriller…and you’ll be wrong.  Deathtrap twists and turns with devilish cleverness, thrills and plenty of laughter along the way.  Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, Deathtrap ran on Broadway for a record four years.

Director Chloe Bronzan describes the play:

“It’s a challenge to write much about Deathtrap without revealing the secrets of its plot, so instead I will talk about why I have chosen to set our production in the early 1960s, with a “technicolor Hitchcock film” theme in mind. When this play premiered in 1978, it was considered contemporary, however, to a 2019 audience, it will appear charmingly dated.

Through the lens of modern technology, key plot points such as the absence of the “carbon copy” of a typewritten manuscript will lack credibility. I see this as a marvelous opportunity to embrace a sense of pre-digital nostalgia and set the play back a few years, to a stylized version of an era in which the available technology is the same, but the setting more entertainingly matches the play’s genre and the many Hitchcock-era films and plays Ira Levin’s script seems to pay homage to.”

Sidney Bruhl – Gregory Crane
Myra Bruhl – Amber Collins Crane
Clifford Anderson – Bryce Smith
Helga ten Dorp – Marsha van Broek
Porter Milgrim  – Tom Reilly


January 18 – February 17

Performances are Thursdays (7:30pm), Fridays (8:00pm), Saturdays (8:00pm) & Sundays (2:00pm) 


Special Nights:

Thursday, January 17 – Preview Night

Friday, January 18 – Opening Night and Season Subscriber’s Reception

Saturday, January 19 – Buzz At The Barn7:00 pm pre-show cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and wine

Talkbacks:  Sunday, January 27 & February 3 – Discuss the show with the director and actors immediately following the matinee performance

Sunday, February 17 – Closing Matinee


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays:
$27 – General Admission
$15 – Under Age 25

$22 – General Admission
$12- Under Age 25

Preview Night – Thursday, January 17:
$12 minimum donation suggested

Contact: 415-456-9555, ext. 1


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Additional time info:

Thursdays – 7:30 pm
Fridays – 8:00 pm
Saturdays – 8:00 pm
Sundays – 2:00 pm



Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater

30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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