January 9–February 16, 2020
by IRA LEVIN • Comedy Thriller
Sidney Bruhl used to be a successful playwright, but he's had a series of box office flops, is short on money, and worse, he's having trouble now writing anything. But then a play from a student, Clifford Anderson, arrives and Sidney thinks it's a certain hit—so much so that he jokingly tells his wife, Myra, that he may just have to kill this young man and steal his script. He invites Clifford over to give him "suggestions" on improving the play—which is, like the play itself, entitled Deathtrap
and is also a one-set, five-character thriller. The next day, having picked up Clifford at the train station, Sidney learns that there are no other copies of the play in existence. To the horror of his wife, Sidney appears to choke Clifford to death and drags him off to bury him. But are things really as they seem? Deathtrap
is an ingenious and spellbinding thriller, both sinister and hilarious!
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About the Majestic
Locally-produced professional live theater since 1997
Before it was a live theater, local residents may remember the Majestic Theater
as a movie house. It has since been renovated and reimagined to bring live performances to the West Springfield area, giving local performance and technical artists the opportunity to thrive.
Every season at the Majestic consists of five productions (including at least one musical) featuring local actors. In addition to the subscription season, the summer includes children's theater, concerts, plays, open mic nights, and improvisational comedy shows.
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