slo repertory theatreOpening just in time for a festive post-Halloween weekend (on Friday, November 1st), San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre is proud to present DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin. Spun as a play-within- a-play, Ira Levin’s masterful DEATHTRAP will surprise even the sharpest connoisseurs of murder mysteries, offering a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Holding the record as the longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway (4 years, 1,793 performances) DEATHTRAP is directed by Kevin Harris and runs November 1-17, Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, at SLO REP, 888 Morro Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. Tickets range in price from $20-$37 and may be purchased online at or by calling (805) 786-2440.

The SLO REP production is directed by Kevin Harris and features Michael Brusasco* (last seen locally as Earnest in PCPA―Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest) as Sidney Bruhl and Melinda Parrett* (last seen locally as Morticia in PCPA’s production of The Addams Family) as Myra. Cameron Parker (SLO REP’s The 39 Steps) plays Clifford; Zoia Wiseman is Helga and Tom Ammon (SLO REP’s Tuesdays with Morrie) is Porter. Scenic Design by David Linfield, Costume Design by Suzanne Mann, Sound and Lighting Design by Kevin Harris. (*Mr. Brusasco and Ms. Parrett appear by special arrangement with Actors’ Equity Association.)


Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife Myra’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it?

Show Sponsors are: Marty Claus & Chip Visci, and Catherine & Richard Luckett. The Show Director Sponsor is Libbie Agran. Our Wine Partner for DEATHTRAP is Saxby Vineyards.


The San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre is San Luis Obispo County’s only nonprofit professional regional theatre presenting a year-round season of live theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo. For more information, please contact Patty Thayer at (805) 786-2440, ext. 15 or email