Why should you audition for Deathtrap?
From the director...." This thriller has left audiences on the edge of their seats for many years. This show allows an audience to witness a darker theatrical experience; exploring greed, adultery, lust for power, and murder. This will not just be a challenge for the audience, but also for you, the actor!" Thom Ogilivie
Deathtrap Auditions December 10 & 12
Please scroll down for the cast of characters
Thanksgiving is a pleasant memory but before you get too immersed in upcoming Christmas activities, it's time to check your calendar and get signed up for your Deathtrap audition.

Auditions will be held Monday December 10 and Wednesday December 12 from
7 to 9:30 PM at the Playhouse space located at 201 South Broad Street on the second floor.

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Please share this information with a friend if being on stage might not be for you.

Director Thom Ogilvie will ask those auditioning to do cold readings from the script. No other preparation is required. Please wear comfortable clothes. 

All will come at the same time either night and leave when dismissed by the director. If you will arrive late, please add that to your comments when you sign up If you need to leave early, please let the director know. You may sign up for both evenings if you wish. Call backs, if needed, will be at the discretion of the director. (Casting 3M and 2F)

For questions about the show or the audition process please contact the director at 740-407-6157 (leave a voice message with your name, question and contact information) or email him at pianoman1104@juno.com

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Production dates for Deathtrap are February 15, 16 & 22 at 7:30pm and February 23 at 2:00pm. Actors must be able to attend ALL performances.
2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards
TLP Nominated in 3 Categories
Voting is now open for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now you get to vote for your favorites. The Lancaster Playhouse garnered three nominations.

Regional productions, including community theater, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Categories fall into the broad areas of community theater (e.g. The Lancaster Playhouse), educational (e.g. Lancaster High School) and professional groups (e.g. Weathervane Playhouse). Local editors set the categories, readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31, 2018.

Those TLP Nominations include;
**Best Lead Actress in a Play (Community).......Rosemary Hajost in Glorious
**Best Play (Community) ....................................... Glorious
**Theater of the Year (Community) ..................The Lancaster Playhouse

CLICK HERE and you will be directed to the voting area. All you need to do is register your email address and you can vote in all the categories or only some. There is the opportunity to skip any categories in the voting process.

Winners will be announced in January! Your vote for TLP will help us gain visibility in the central Ohio area. Will you take the time to vote?
Cast of Characters for Deathtrap
Please note: the age ranges listed below are only guidelines. With makeup and your acting ability, you can become the age suggested!

Sydney Bruhl: Once the author of many successful mysteries, Sydney is now a reclusive author, living off his wife's trust fund while he hunts for his next great idea. Mid 40s. Must be comfortable with stage combat.

Clifford Anderson: A seminar student of Sydney's. Clifford writes the script that inspires Sydney to turn to more nefarious schemes to claim it for his own. Naive, youthful, sincere. Mid 20s, must be comfortable with stage combat.

Myra Bruhl: Sydney's wife. Loving, compassionate, worried for her husband. She wants to support her husband, but also wants to protect him from turning to murder. Mid 30s to mid 40s.

Helga Ten Dorp: A Dutch psychic, vacationing at the cottage next door to the Bruhls. She might be the linchpin in Sydney's plan. Late 30s to mid 60s. European accent. 

Porter Milgrim: Sydney's lawyer. Introduces some details that change the course of Sydney's plan. Mid 40s to mid 60s. Must be comfortable with semi harsh language.

*** This production does involve some stage combat, simulated violence, and mild adult language***
Meet the director for Deathtrap... Thom Ogilvie
Thom Ogilvie (Director) is no stranger to theater, having done shows since his elementary school days. In recent years he has been most active in the Central Ohio area, working with Licking County Players and Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, as well as The Lancaster Playhouse, Lancaster Arts and Civic Club, and Garret Players in Lancaster.

When not devoting himself to a new show, Thom can be found working at the Express Corporate Offices in Columbus, as well as playing piano for the Maple Street United Methodist Church in Lancaster.
Tickets for Deathtrap on Sale January 2, 2019
A play for mature audiences
TLP's 4th Season...2018-2019
A Season of Mischief and Mystery


October 19 at 7:30 pm
October 20 at7:30 pm
October 26 at 7:30 pm
October 27 at 2:00 pm

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

February 15 at 7:30 pm
February 16 at 7:30 pm
February 22 at 7:30 pm
February 23 at 2:00 pm

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

May 3 at 7:30 pm
May 4 at 7:30 pm
May 10 at 7:30 pm
May 11 at 2:00 pm

P roduced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French
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