RIC Theatre Preview – Fall 2010

The RIC Mainstage Theatre production of “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin will be staged Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.

RIC theatre professor Jamie Taylor will direct the play about a writer of thrillers who, after a run of success, is in a down period and attempts to resuscitate his career in a devious way – with thrills, laughs and surprises ensuing.

Winner of several Tony Awards when it debuted in 1978, Deathtrap is a fiendishly clever and fun work by Levin, who also wrote the plays “No Time for Sergeants” and “Veronica’s Room” as well as the novels “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Stepford Wives” and “The Boys from Brazil.”

From Nov. 17-21, the RIC theatre production of ”Hay Fever” by Noel Coward will offer what the New York Times describes as an “evening of intoxicating escape.”

Bob Colonna, actor, writer and RIC adjunct theatre professor, will direct the comedy, which debuted in London in 1925.

“Hay Fever” is set in the Bliss home where husband David, a novelist, and wife Judith, a retired actress, and their two children engage in hilarious antics, eccentric behavior and constant bickering that leave their weekend guests stunned and confounded.

The play was an early work by Coward, an English dramatist, actor, composer, filmmaker and noted wit, who also authored the plays “The Vortex,” “Private Lives” and “Blithe Spirit.”

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