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Oct. 4-6: Bryan Viking Theatre Presents Compelling "Deathtrap" Mystery

Bryan High’s Viking Theatre presents its second show of the season "Deathtrap," on Oct. 4-6. This intense mystery thriller promises to keep theater goers guessing until the very last minute.

Performances are Oct. 4 – 5 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 5 – 6 at 2 p.m. in the Bryan High Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Bryan ISD faculty and staff are admitted free, with identification. Tickets are available at the door.

“I'm really excited to present this play,” said Bryan High Theatre Director Christopher Rogers. “I read it during my first year at Bryan High, but I waited until I knew I had the right cast. These seniors have the ability and   maturity to handle some of the topics covered in the play. It is also a fairly witty mystery, which can be a rarity. The play is also very film-like in nature so it has presented several interesting challenges that we have had to overcome.”

Note: Some of the play’s content is not appropriate for small children.

Summary & Cast:

To make Sidney Bruhl's (Cain Miller, senior) slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson (Andrew Liner, senior), a student of one of Sidney's writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first script for Sidney's review and advice. The play, "Deathtrap," is a five character, two-act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, "A gifted director couldn't even hurt it."

Using his penchant for plot, and out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney, along with wife Myra (Rhonda Burnette, senior), cook up an almost unthinkable scheme: They'll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney's own. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it's clear that things are not  what they seem! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp (Elizabeth Garcia, senior), a nosey  psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram (Matthew Waskom, sophomore), Sidney's  observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and  deception lies.

To learn more about Viking Theatre, visit:  www.vikingtheatre.org.

 

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