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North Star Theater Company presents "Deathtrap"

originally published: 03/28/2024

North Star Theater Company presents "Deathtrap"

(SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The North Star Theater Company presents Deathtrap across two weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2024) in Schaffer Hall at St. Mary's Episocopal Church.  The classic play by Ira Levin involves Sidney Bruhl, a playwright who is struggling to write his next big Broadway thriller. He invites one of his students to his home after reading his script. The twists and turns begin as Sidney sees an opportunity to turn his situation around.

The play is performed in two acts  with three scenes in each act. It is billed as a Dark Comedy/Mystery/Thriller. A play within a play concept.

Directed by Christa Piper, the cast includes Hilary Beirne (Myra), Stephen Foster (Sidney), Michael Majewski (Clifford), Melissa Fitch (Helga), and Stephen Burke (Porter). Lillian Ryan Farrell is the understudy for Helga and Myra.

North Star Theater Company presents "Deathtrap"

Performances take place April 12,13,19,20 at 7:30pm; April 14, 21 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $30 for regular admission; $25 for students/seniors/military. Tickets are available for purchase online. St Mary’s Episcopal Church is located at 85 Conestoga Trail in Sparta Township, New Jersey. 

Deathtrap, which premiered February 26, 1978 at Music Box Theatre, holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway.  It was nominated for four Tony Awards and adapted into a film in 1982.

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North Star Theater Company is a non-profit theater company located in Sussex County, New Jersey. Their mission is to provide an inclusive environment and to provide a high-quality theatrical experience to Northwest New Jersey and its surrounding communities through the production of various genres of drama, comedies, and musicals, while training and fostering the talents of all participants at every age and level of experience. They provide a respectful and professional atmosphere for their audience and all participants.

The company's founding members are: Jim Berkheiser, Phil Cocilovo, Bill Fell, Donna Fell, Chrissy Fulmer, Debbie Gianuzzi and Allison Ognibene.

The North Star Theater Company’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board are a team dedicated to shining a spotlight on theater in Sussex County. They are comprised of teachers, professors, local business owners, thespians and theater professionals committed to creating a respectful and professional atmosphere for their audience and all participants.



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