BY ira levin

Directors: David Deratzian

Producer: Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski

Stage Manager: Em Ricciardi

In Ira Levin’s classic comedic thriller, Deathtrap, a washed-up playwright finds a chance to rise to the top once more, a shot he’d be willing to kill for.
Sidney Bruhl hasn’t written a hit play for 18 years when he receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, that’s a guaranteed success. His wife, Myra, suggests the two men could collaborate; Sidney jokes that it’d be just as easy to murder the young man and steal the script for his own. When Clifford arrives later that evening, no one–not even the visiting psychic–could predict where the dark events of the night will go.
Who is innocent? Who only seems that way? Deathtrap is a sharply funny play full of twists and turns that keep an audience on the edge of their seats. Is anyone really safe when a man sees a clean shot at success?

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.


Auditions are being held at ActorsNET of Bucks County, 635 N Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067. Both dates are open call, and no specific time slots are necessary.


Please complete the audition registration form which can be accessed at

Auditioners will be asked to prepare a short comedic monologue (1-2 minutes). Cuttings from the script of Deathtrap are discouraged. Sides for readings from the script will be provided after registration, and will also be available at the audition times. Questions may be directed to


Please complete the audition registration form which can be accessed at

ActorsNET strives to foster an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions. Roles are open to actors of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages (18+), and abilities.


All roles are non-union and unpaid.

Week 1: October 11, 12, 13

Week 2: October 18, 19, 20

Week 3: October 25, 26, 27


Performing on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note, there will be TWO performances (2:00 p.m. matinee and 8:00 p.m.) on Saturday, October 19, 2024.


Performances are held at the Heritage Center, 635 Delmorr Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067.

To assure the health and safety of everyone involved in the production, all actors and production staff must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and will be required to show their vaccination card at the time of audition.


Sidney Bruhl (Lead) | Male | 40s-60s

Polished, dashing, devious, clever, thinks he’s the smartest man in the room and wants people to know it; is “on stage” even when at home.

Clifford Anderson (Lead) | Male | 18-30s

A student; very attractive, boyish and handsome at the same time; physically fit; he is very clever; knows he’s the smartest man in the room and can bide his time to display it; covers it with innocence, affection, and naïveté.

Myra BruhL (Supporting) | Female | 40s-60s

Sophisticated, upper-class, but embraces the country life; innocent, sweet, caring, emotional, nervous, even skittish, supportive of Sydney’s career and moods but grows some backbone when he crosses the line.

Helga ten Dorp (Supporting) | Female | 30s-80s

Psychic, wild, individual, wanderer; in and out of her world and this world; knows she’s a celebrity and buys into the show of her gift; has a Dutch accent; is disarming and brave when faced with pain and violence.

Proctor Milgrim (Supporting) | Male | 40s-80s

Professional, solid, observant.