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‘Deathtrap’ brings mystery to stage

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Sidney Bruhl needs to write an award-winning play to restore his fortune and save his career. His former student, Clifford Anderson, has penned a murder mystery that could do just that.

Of course, Sidney’s thoughts turn to murder—and so the stage is set for Fort Frances Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “Deathtrap.”

“It’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller,” said director and actor Cathy Richards. “It’s so realistic.

“There are so many twists and turns. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I can never remember how it ends,” she added.

Slated to run April 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre, tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts on Scott Street.

The local Kiwanis Club also will be selling tickets for the Thursday night performance, with part of the proceeds going towards Sunny Cove Camp.

Richards said she is really excited about this play, which is a departure from past works the local troupe has done, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Rutherford House,” and “The Gin Game.”

“It’s a well-written script and you don’t get that a lot,” she remarked.

Ira Levin, who also has written “Rosemary’s Baby,” “A Kiss Before Dying,” and “Sliver,” is responsible for this playwright-focused mystery.

The five-person cast, which also includes Brian Hagarty, Paul Elliott, Laurie Walsh, and Wendy Judson, has been rehearsing since before Christmas and is eager to bring this play to life.

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