Deathtrap set going up this week
Part of this empty room will be transformed to the Bruhl house, scene of the action. Remaining space is for you, the audience.
A work crew of volunteers put the platforms together that will elevate the stage.
PJ & Ben direct movement of flats and platforms from the 3rd floor to the 2nd floor.
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You have your choice of four performance dates for the upcoming TLP production of Deathtrap. There are three 7:30 pm shows February 15, 16 & 22. A 2:00 pm matinee February 23 is the final show date.Tickets are $20.00 each, whether you order online or call the box office (740-974-66478). This production is for mature audiences. Play synopsis.

Online orders will require a credit card and you will be able to pick your seats. If you are planning to attend the February 22 performance you have the opportunity to make it a "Dinner & Theater" evening. Click here to order tickets.Dinner theater is part of the add-on package for February 22.

If you have any questions about online orders please call the box office phone and leave a detailed message and your contact information, and your call will be returned.
You can also email the box office at this new address
Combo dinner and a show February 22
What's even better than a play at The Lancaster Playhouse? Starting your evening with a delicious dinner at the Lancaster Country Club. When purchasing your play tickets for Friday February 22, dinner is available as an add on to your order. Dinner reservations need to be made by February 18.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Lancaster Country Club. It will be served buffet style and feature chicken marsala, vegetable lasagna, roasted red potatoes, asparagus, house salad, and rolls. Coffee, tea, and gratuity included. Other beverages can be ordered for an additional charge. Dinner is at 5:30PM. Cost is $25 per person.
Notice to Season Ticket Holders
If you are a 2018-19 season ticket holder and would like to take advantage of the dinner opportunity, please call the box office phone (740-974-6648) to make arrangements to add on the Lancaster Country Club dinner package. If you already are scheduled to attend the  February 22  performance, you will keep your same seats. All other season ticket holders will get best available remaining seats for February 22nd. Dinner reservations need to be made by  February 18 , but call early for the best seating.
Meet the Deathtrap cast
Stephen Manos, a Dayton native and Columbus resident, is taking on the role of Sidney Bruhl, the now reclusive author who is living off his wife's trust fund while he hunts for his next great idea.

Manos learned about auditions from a Facebook group and chose to audition because he knew the storyline and the rehearsal/performance schedule fit his calendar.

He describes his character as manipulative but sees himself as eclectic. His first acting role was a bartender in a CCAD student film. While new to TLP he is excited to be working with cast and crew, saying they are "dedicated, talented and fun to work with." He will absolutely look for future TLP opportunities, saying he'd "consider anything"!
Playing Clifford Anderson, the seminar student of Sydney's who writes the script that inspires Sydney to turn to nefarious schemes to claim it for his own, is Anthony Nicholson. This Lancaster resident began his acting career with church plays as a child but this is first time on the TLP stage. He wanted to be part of this production because Deathtrap is a great play.

Nicholson stays in touch with TLP via the website and the constant contact blasts to learn about auditions and upcoming productions.

When asked to desribe himself in one word, Nicholson says he is honest but Clifford is mischievous. His biggest challenge to this this production is the Ohio winter weather. He loves the cast and crew and hopes to return TLP as his schedule permits.
Gail Matos has been cast in the role of Myra Bruhl, the loving and compassionate wife of Sidney. who worries about her husband. She wants to support Sidney but also wants to protect him from turning to murder.

While new to TLP audiences, Matos is excited to return to the stage, declaring herself to be something of a performer, even as a young child. Like Nicholson, she stays attuned to Lancaster Playhouse news electronically and monitors the TLP website for opportunities.

Complicated is her one word description of herself while she sees Myra as loving. Learning lines has been challenging for Matos but she loves everything about this production and plans to stay involved with The Lancaster Playhouse.
Playing the Dutch psychic Helga ten Dorp is Lancaster native Miranda Miller. Last seen as Sister Robert Ann in TLP inaugural season production of Nunsense , she came out for this play because she enjoys murder mysteries and she loved this part. Claiming the character is hilarious Miller thinks of herself as unique. She is enjoying the cast, the characters and the plot twists.

Miller's first memorable stage role was playing Witch #2 in WYRD Sisters with ABC Players. It was a fun play but the reason it's so memorable is that "I got a concussion from it...from a spear!"

Miller ecourages you to come to this production because it has fascinating characters and the play is unique and full of twists and turns.
Fresh from his role as Dr. Chumley in TLP's fall production of Harvey, Jeffrey Porter is stepping into the role of Porter Milgrim, Sydney's lawyer. Milgrim introduces some details that change the course of Sydney's plan.

In one word Porter feels his character is obvious while he describes himself as opinionated.

This New Comerstown native now resides in Lancaster. He will be encouraging friends and family to attend. He stays digitally connected to news of TLP by subscrbing to these constant contact blasts.
Auditions for Clue the Musical March 1 & 2
For all the audition details click here.
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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