BLOOMINGTON – To ring in the new year, Constellation is bringing Broadway’s longest-running comedic thriller to Bloomington audiences. Originally scheduled for January 26 – February 12, Constellation is thrilled to announce that it will be extending the run of Deathtrap through February 19th due to high demand.
Constellation’s production of this iconic murder mystery, performing at the Ted Jones Playhouse, is directed by Constellation’s Artistic Director of New Works, Chad Rabinovitz. Deathtrap will also include “Pay What You Will Thursdays,” allowing audiences to see live theater for as little as $5 per ticket.
Written by renowned playwright and author Ira Levin, Deathtrap follows world-famous thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl, who is suffering from a chronic case of writer’s block. When one of Sidney’s former students shows up at his doorstep with what might be the next Broadway hit, he and his wife concoct a deadly plan to make the manuscript their own. Holding the record for the longest-running comedic thriller on Broadway, Deathtrap is filled with twists and turns in a series of shocking events that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last moment!
Deathtrap brings together a “killer” cast of professional actors from Bloomington and beyond. Starring Sidney is a New York-based award-winning actor Mark Coffin. Playing his former student is Chicago-based actor – a Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatre alumni – John Drea as Clifford. The cast also includes local stars Greta Lind (as Myra), Mary Carol Reardon (as Helga ten Dorp), and Steve Scott (as Porter Milgrim), who are all returning to the Constellation stage after their recent roles in The Importance of Being Earnest!
At the helm of this witty and thrilling mystery is Constellation’s Artistic Director of New Works, and the former Artistic Director of the Bloomington Playwrights Project, Chad Rabinovitz. Joining the creative team are Seth Howard (Scenic Designer), Chelsea McPhilimy (Lighting Designer), Scott Jones (Costume Designer), Andrew Hopson (Sound Designer), Patrick Kelly (Fight Choreographer), Aubrey Krueger (Props Master), Barb Steininger (Props Artisan), Sareek Hosein (Stage Manager), and Alli Kulbago (Assistant Stage Manager).
Tickets start at $35 for adults and $20 for students. To help make live theater more accessible, Constellation is offering Pay What You Will Thursdays for every Mainstage production at the Waldron Arts Center and Ted Jones Playhouse. On Thursday evenings for these productions, audience members can pay as little as $5 to see one of our shows. Tickets for Deathtrap are on sale now and available through Constellation’s website (seeconstellation.org) and box office (812-336-9300, open Monday – Friday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.).
For those looking to extend their mystery experience, Constellation is presenting a film screening of Clue, as a part of its newly announced film screening series. Based on the classic board game, this film explores a live-action plot of the classic who-done-it. Join Constellation on January 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Waldron’s Rose Firebay for a special screening of Clue, complete with a mystery-themed specialty cocktail. Tickets for the film screening are $8 in advance and $12 at the door (on sale now at SeeConstellation.org).