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ITHACA, N.Y. — The week of Valentine’s Day, forget death by chocolate, and celebrate the mystery of life.

Netflix will still be there another night, but you only have two chances to come see some of Ithaca’s finest actors, live and in person, for a really thrilling Valentine!

Holding the record for the longest running comedy-thriller in Broadway history, Ira Levin’s ‘Deathtrap’ offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, ‘Deathtrap’ provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.

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“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own. If you like thrillers, do see it. I promise you that it is vintage.” —NY Post.

“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” —Hollywood Reporter.

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy…Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” —Cue Magazine.

“If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.” —Time Magazine.

There will be two 7 p.m.  performances on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at the Kitchen Theatre Company, located at 417 West State Street.

All seats are general admission for $15. Get your tickets three ways: Call 607-272-0570; purchase online at; or purchase them at the door 30 minutes before curtain.

Featuring a stellar cast of Ithaca actors:

Myra Bruhl. Effie Johnson*

Helga Ten Dorp. Missel Leddington*

Porter Milgrim. Dean Robinson*

Sidney Bruhl. Arthur Bicknell

Clifford Anderson. Jacob Garrett White*

Narrator. Rachel Hockett

Stage Manager: Leo “Tigger” Taylor

Director: George Sapio

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.