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Constellation Stage and Screen presents Deathtrap

Deathtrap from Constellation Stage and Screen

Constellation Stage and Screen presents Deathtrap through February 19 (Courtesy of Constellation Stage and Screen)

Constellation Stage and Screen is kicking off their 2023 season with a Broadway classic! The theater’s adaptation of Ira Levin’s mystery play, Deathtrap, is performing now at the Ted Jones Playhouse. The show is already proving to be popular among Bloomington residents, having sold out during their opening weekend and extending their run through February 19th.

After debuting in 1978, Deathtrap became the longest-running comic-thriller in Broadway history and was adapted into a feature film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve in 1982.

Deathtrap’s director, Chad Rabinovitz, also serves as the Artistic Director of New Works at Constellation Stage and Screen. John Drea, who plays the role of Clifford Anderson, is a Chicago-based actor making his Constellation and Bloomington stage debut with his performance in the show.

I sat down with Chad and John to discuss the production, their creative processes, as well as their feelings on adapting such an iconic piece of theater history. Listen to the full story above.

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