The Chetco Pelican Players presents the longest running Broadway comedy-thriller ever written — “Deathtrap,” by Ira Levin — on the Chetco Playhouse stage.

The story features all the components of crime thrillers and horror stories, murder and deceit and unexpected turns of events.

Playwright Sidney Bruhl has a murderous case of writer’s block. After a long period of flops, he needs another stage success. When a manuscript titled “Deathtrap” is sent in by a student named Clifford Anderson, Bruhl finds it reads like the hit he needs. There’s only one setback: how to get it.

With the aid of his wife Myra, they invite Anderson to their Connecticut home where Sidney frightens Myra with suggestions that he may need to kill Anderson to steal the script. But is he really only kidding?

“Deathtrap” stars Josiah Forbis as Sidney Bruhl, Kat Temple as Myra Bruhl, Jason Liddell as Clifford Anderson, Ariel Farris as psychic Helga ten Dorp and Daniel Lybra as attorney Porter Milgrim.It is directed by Steven Scruggs with the assistance of Andrew Simmons. The set is by Mike Moran and Scruggs, costumes are by Liska Scruggs, props by Kim Scruggs, weaponry by Lon Goddard and makeup by Kiana Hendrix. The stage manager is Ralph Dickey.

Remaining shows are 7:30 p.m. today (Feb. 17) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Final shows are Feb. 23, 24 and 25.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, New Wave Video in Harbor and at the door starting 45 minutes before show time.

The Chetco Playhouse is at 1240 Chetco Ave. in Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-1877 or visit www.chetcopelicanplayers.org.

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