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Bruka Theatre
Reno, NV
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A Murder Mystery So Wickedly Good, Its To Die For!
Written by Ira Levin  Directed by Michelle Merksamer
APRIL 15, 16, 20A, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
MAY 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 @ 8 PM
MATINEES - APRIL 24 & MAY 1 @ 2 PM    2016
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Deathtrap is a treat for audiences offering plot twists and surprises at every turn. With references to a play within the play, it provides a behind the scenes look at creating engaging theater. Deathtrap holds the Broadway record for the longest running comedy-thriller and received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Play. Deathtrap was adapted into a film in 1982.  Deathtrap is directed by Michelle Merksamer and features Michael Peters, Christopher Willson, Mary Bennett, Lynn Carasali and Lewis Zaumeyer.

Sidney Bruhl, a playwright stuck in a writing slump, receives an unpublished script from former student, Clifford Anderson. The play, "Deathtrap," is a five character, two-act thriller so perfect in its construction that "a gifted director couldn't even hurt it." Out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney, with his wife Myra's help, devises a plan to collaborate with the budding playwright. But shortly after Clifford agrees, it's clear that things are not how they appear! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosy psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney's observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.

Deathtrap opens with a post-show opening night champagne reception and appetizers from the Wild River Grille. The show runs weekly with shows Wednesdays through Sundays. Evening shows begin at 8:00 pm and the two Sunday matinees on April 24 and May 1 begin at 2:00 PM.  The second matinee is followed by a talkback with the company and the audience.  The doors open a half an hour before curtain time. (Artist night is Wednesday April 20th at 8 PM ALL TICKETS are $10.)  Suggested for ages 14 and up.

Season Tickets are now pro-rated for the rest of the season.  Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Individual tickets are $20 for general $18 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $25 at the door. Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot World Emporium @ their new location: 1047 S. Virginia Street, Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at  Season Tickets and Gift Certificates are on sale for the holidays.  Tickets available online at

ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE In its 23rd season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named Best Theatre Company by The News and Review eighteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its productions, artists and theatre for children series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brükas Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and 9 local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non-equity and not-for-profit theater TCG small professional company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our email newsletter by going to our website at  2015/16 Season tickets are on sale now.

A successful novelist and playwright, Ira Levin was born in New York City on August 27, 1929. Initially a television writer, he became a best-selling author with his first novel, 1953's A Kiss Before Dying. More thrilling works followed, including 1968's Rosemary's Baby and 1976's The Boys from Brazil, which were later turned into feature films.


Bruka Theatre (View)
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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