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A comedy thriller inside a comedy thriller: Deathtrap at Teatro Live! A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a play that judges success when the audience gasps together, then laughs at its own collective surprise, it’s the one that opens the season at Teatro Live! (the newly renamed Teatro La … Continue reading

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Two sparring playwrights in a vintage thriller: Deathtrap opens the Teatro Live! season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The twisty comedy thriller that opens the Teatro season on the Varscona stage Friday is a classic, Ira Levin’s vintage 1978 Broadway hit Deathtrap.  But the production that launches the Teatro La Quindicina of old into … Continue reading

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Sleuth: a vintage thriller at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a tricky business to give a theatre audience a spine-tingle of suspense, clenches of tension, periodic jolts of surprise, an invitation to exercise their own puzzle-decoding skills — ah, and laughter. That’s the fun of … Continue reading

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