Members of Sky Performing Arts, a Monroe theater group, last week moved rehearsals into Frank Wagner Auditorium, where they will soon perform the Ira Levin comedy thriller “Deathtrap.”
The play opens Friday, Oct. 19.
“What we’re doing tonight is a walk-through for blocking and lines,” said Clark, as the group began a first rehearsal. “This is the first time we’ve been on this stage so this will be an off-book, stagger-through.”
The players include Lisa Larsen as “Sydney;” Carol Gnojewski as “Claudine;” Timothy Brandt as “Myron;” Lory Tossey as “Helga” and Kira Walker as “Porter.” Costumes are by Cheryl Jaamtas. Susan Ernst is handling props while Glen Clark provides stage management.
Deathtrap,” a 1978 comedic thriller by Ira Levin, holds the record as the longest-running comedy thriller in Broadway history.
It is the first play of the Sky Performing Arts’ season, which will also include a holiday production of the USO-style show “In the Mood,” and a production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” a somewhat spicy 1969 comedy.
“Deathtrap” opens Friday, Oct. 19, and admission is by donation on opening night. The show continues for three weekends, with evening shows Friday and Saturday and Sunday shows at 2 p.m.