Ottawa Little Theatre presents Deathtrap

Ottawa Little Theatre’s passing the half way point on their 10-show 100th season. Sixth show of the lot, continuing to celebrate ten plays from ten decades, was last produced there in the 70s. The comedy thriller (also a movie) by Ira Levin — Deathtrap.

John Collins and Lawrence Evanchick talk about Deathtrap and give you a short preview.

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Ottawa Little Theatre's DeathtrapHolding the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, this Tony award winning play is truly diabolical. A once renowned mystery writer will stop at nothing to return to fame.  When a brilliant script ends up on his desk a series of twists and turns begin that will may only leave one man standing.

Deathtrap is written by Ira Levin and directed by John Collins.  It features Lawrence Evanchick, Diana Franz, Dan DeMarbre, Angela Pelly and Gordon Walls.  The show runs from March 19th to April 6th (Tuesday to Saturday) at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at OLT’s website, by calling 613.233.8948, or at the box office at 400 King Edward Avenue.

Other Media

Review: (Ottawa) Death Trap (Jim Muchison, Charlebois Post)
The Murder Game (Kevin Reid, Visitorium)
Deathtrap: A return to the ’80s that doesn’t quite make it (Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle)
Deathtrap: A production that remains entertaining despite assorted weak moments (Iris Winston, Capital Critics Circle)
Deathtrap: A handsome-looking production that doesn’t always mask inherent problems in the script. (Jamie Portman, Capital Critics Circle)
An Open Letter to the Ottawa Little Theatre (Brianna McFarlane, Jeunes Critiques, Capital Critics Circle)
Deathtrap: trapped indeed, but worth it in the end. (Meaghan Flaherty, Jeunes Critiques, Capital Critics Circle)

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All photos taken for Production Ottawa by Eduardo Sousa. Also check out the larger gallery on our Facebook page.

What do you think? Have you or will you see the show? Tell us in the comments below. 

Preview article prepared by Reena Belford and Allan Mackey.
Video preview produced by Valley Wind Productions.
Produced by: Allan Mackey
Edited by: Eduardo Sousa
Photographer: Eduardo Sousa

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