By Pam Powell
Main Street Theater
“Deathtrap,” by Ira Levin, opened last weekend at Main Street Theater at 510 Main Street.
Produced on the historic Old City Hall stage, this killer of a show promises to surprise you in every scene of the play! Sidney Bruhl is a Broadway play writer with many award-winning shows to his credit.
When newcomer Clifford Anderson arrives asking for help with his play, “Deathtrap,” Sidney considers killing Clifford to get the play for himself. Sidney’s wife, Myra, tries to be a moral compass to prevent any ill from befalling the young playwright. Who will be alive at the end of the show to tell the story of “Deathtrap?”
“Deathtrap” features actors and crew members from Belton with many Belton High School alumni performing. The cast includes: Joe Armstrong as Sidney Bruhl, Melissa Nisly as Myra Bruhl, Michael David Elbs as Clifford Anderson, Lori Clyma-Lewis as psychic Helga Ten Dorp and Samuel Medearis as lawyer Porter Milgrim.
The set features weapons loaned by Family Tree Furniture on Main Street. The set builders all hail from Belton: Chris Beal, Ron Branan, Gary Hibbs, Dennis Hull and Dewaine Lewis. The sound effects were designed by Katie Powell and the lighting was designed by Ralph Lewis. It is very exciting to have so many talented people work together to create a play as intricate as Deathtrap.
The play continues this weekend, Sept. 13, 14, 15 and Sept. 20, 21, 22. Friday and Saturday evening curtain times are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Because the historical building has limited seating, it is suggested you call 816-406-9422 to reserve seats.
For more information visit www.MainStreetTheaterBelton.com.