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Deathtrap 

When: May 31-June 10 2018
Price: $6-$23

It isn't healthy to trifle with an overactive imagination. In Ira Levin's Deathtrap, playwright Sidney Bruhl has long been known as the Neil Simon of the Broadway murder mystery, but after his most recent flop, he's licking his wounds at his remote Connecticut mansion with his wife, Myra. Even more irritating, a bright young student in his playwriting class has generated a surefire thriller but wants Sidney's thoughts before letting anyone else know the play exists. In an age before computers, there's just one typewritten draft. To Myra's horror, Sidney begins imagining different ways to kill the student to steal the script and then invites him over for the night—you know, for feedback. But because everyone in this meta-theatrical whodunit has at least one double-cross in them, all is not as it seems. The first big reveal is not the last, and each twist reframes everything that's happened up to then. Deathtrap opens TheatreFest, the three-show summer repertory season from N.C. State's University Theatre. —Byron Woods

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