EXCERPTS FROM THE REVIEW
The following are excerpts from the December 15, 2014 MD Theatre Guide Review of Deathtrap by April Forrer
Everyman Theatre presents Deathtrap, the play with so many twists and turns it is sure to make anyone dizzy. This production, directed by Vincent M. Lancisi, is exciting, fast-paced and thrilling – I welcomed all the suspense, giddiness and unbridled joy of the Everyman Deathtrap experience. I’ve seen Deathtrap before, but this production was like I was seeing it for the first time.
The night I attended Deathtrap, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house, and that is the way it should be.
The most important element is, of course, the actors. Because there are only five characters in the entire play, there can be no weak links or else the mystery won’t work. No worries – each resident actor held his or her own. Bruce Randolph Nelson plays Sidney Bruhl, who is on stage for almost the entire play. Nelson never wavered in his dedication to his character, and never once lost focus or energy. It was only when someone directly behind me coughed about an hour into the play that realized I was so completely caught up in the action that I forgot I was sitting in a theatre full of people. Danny Gavigan as the writing student, Clifford Anderson, perfectly portrayed a young man who has many layers and might not be as dumb as he looks. Beth Hylton as Sidney’s wife, Myra Bruhl, does a great job as a doting wife who might not be as smart as she thinks she is.
The night I attended Deathtrap, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house, and that is the way it should be. This is one of the best productions I have seen … ever.