Cal U presents “Deathtrap”
California University’s Department of Theatre and Music will open its 2016 spring theater season with Deathtrap, a comedy-thriller by the late American playwright, novelist and songwriter Ira Levin.
The play will be performed in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 27.
The suspenseful, two-act drama is a play-within-a-play that leaves audience members second-guessing themselves until the curtain comes down. The original production had a four-year run on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award.
Cal U’s production of Deathtrap is directed by senior Mikey Rogers, a theater major.
“Senior thesis productions have become quite the favorite in our department,” said theater professor Dr. Michele Pagen. “The students awarded this position do such a great job, and our entire department is excited for opening night.”
Other students behind the scenes are production stage manager Grant Prodan, and assistant Brenden Lesinski. Costume coordinator is Annabel Lorence, with scenic design by Sabrina Hykes-Davis and lighting design by Deb Peelor. Brendan Smith is the properties designer.
Ticket price is $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show.
For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.