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Event Series Event Series: AUDITIONS:

WHO: The usual suspects…actors

WHAT: Auditions for DEATHTRAP

WHERE: Matthews Opera House Theater 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

WHEN:  August 29, 30, & 31, 6-8 pm 

WHY: It would be a crime not to Audition

HOW: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the directors. All auditions will be performed as a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time). Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest in the action “behind the scenes” and visit with the directors. 


“DEATHTRAP” by Ira Levin

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” —New York Post.

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





Date and Time:


Saturday, August 31, 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



612 Main Street
Spearfish, 57783 United States
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