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Peru Theatre Co. to present Deathtrap April 24-27


(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Theatre Company will present its last production of the 2013-14 season, Deathtrap by Ira Levin, Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27.  

Performances will be held in the Jindra Fine Arts Black Box Recital Hall. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

The show is rated PG-13.

Show times are:

  • Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.                                                                                              
  • Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Tickets are $5 for seniors (55+), students from other institutions and children under 18. Peru State students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a campus ID.

Adapted into a 1982 film starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine, Deathtrap by Ira Levin holds the record for the longest running comedy/thriller on Broadway. Five characters, two acts, one set, and more plot twists than one can count, turn this play within a play into a raucous good time. Centered on Sydney Bruhl, a once successful playwright with writer’s block who plots to kill one of his students in order to steal a promising new play, Deathtrap studies just how far some people might go to protect their identity and reputation.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Theatre Josh Young at 402-872-2285 or