June 10 - July 3, 2016

DEATHTRAP

Written by Ira Levin

The long-running Broadway hit Deathtrap has been slaying audiences for years with its mix of laughs and edge-of-the-seat suspense. Written by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby), it's the story of Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful playwright struggling to overcome a "dry" spell that has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. Fortuitously, he receives a script from a student at one of his college seminars and instantly sees a potential Broadway hit. Once the two start collaborating, suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter that you'll be enthralled until the show's final, startling moments.

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

Patrick Kevin (Porter Milgram) This is Patrick's debut production at SecondStory and he is grateful to have the opportunity to work with this talented organization. Recent favorite roles include Cervantes in Man of La Mancha, Detective Mamet in Murder Me Always, Edgar in Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe and Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol, all with Cascade Community Theatre, as well as Dr. Chumley in Harvey, with the Driftwood Players.

Nicola Amos (Myra) is thrilled to be in her first production at SecondStory Repertory. Acting highlights include Jake's Women (Mount Baker Theatre Summer Rep), Othello ( Kern Shakespeare), Local Colour ( Touchstone Theatre), and An Inspector Calls and The Miracle Worker (Driftwood Players). She has also worked in the Vancouver film/animation voice over industry. Special thanks to the fabulous cast and creative team, and to her family!

Phillip Keiman (Sidney) has lived and worked in the Pacific NW since emigrating from his native England in the Fall of 2012 and is still managing to stay one step ahead of the law. He is thrilled to be part of Deathtrap and hopes you enjoy this incredible production. Credits include: The Baron (The Lower Depths: Theatre Machine, Seattle), Macbeth (Macbeth: Mad Dogs & Englishmen, UK tour), Enobarbus (Antony & Cleopatra: Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, UK), Balthazar Higgins (The Clockwork Professor: Pork Filled Productions, Seattle), Lloyd Dallas (Noises Off: Burien Actors Theatre), Donald Nidaria (Grimm: NBC), Liam McTavish (The Virgins: Matthew Wilson films). Beeson/ Galgalim (A Maze: Theatre Battery), E Prince of Verona (Romeo & Juliet, Seattle Immersive Theatre).

Shelly Coley-Donohue (Helga) Shelly is delighted to be making her SecondStory debut! Previous favorite roles include “Miss Tipdale” Not Now, Darling, “Mme. Parnelle” Tartuffe, “Dotty” Noises Off. Love always to the family and the fremily.

Brock (Clifford) is always happy to return home to SecondStory Repertory. You may have seen him recently as Agustin Magaldi in "Evita". For Ricardo Cook.

Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.

Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.

Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry

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