-The following first appeared in The Floyd Press on April 6, 2-17 (with a couple of the following photos omitted).
The latest Floyd Community Theatre Guild’s (FCTG) play, Deathtrap, brought gasps and sometimes laughs from audience members during last Friday evening’s opening night.
The play within a play originally premiered on Broadway in 1978. Written by Ira Levin, it holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. A 1982 film version stared Michael Caine and Christopher Reeves.
The FCTG Deathtrap production was performed at the June Bug Center and was directed by FCTG member and first time director Jay Huckle. Murder motives, psychic predictions, a vintage weapons collection and typewriters are all part of the mix.
The plot twists are unpredictable and scenes are brought to life by experienced local actors, Jason Beckner as Clifford Anderson, Kaylee Carico as Myra Bruhl, Gray Miley as Sidney Bruhl, Fox Slife as Porter Milgrim and Susanna Wynn as Helga ten Dorp.
One scene was set during a lightening storm and power outage. Special lighting effects added to the intrigue and jump scare moments. Two acts, one set, and five characters. But only one character is left in the end. You’ll never guess. – Colleen Redman
Note: Another round of performances is scheduled for Friday, April 7 – 7 p.m., Saturday, April 8 – 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 – 2 p.m.