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DEATHTRAP Offers Thrills at The Drama Workshop

Cynthia Mottel, Dennis Murphy, and Robert Macke work their way through the twists and turns of DEATHTRAP, running October 23 through November 8 at The Drama Workshop. Image: Elaine Volker

(Cheviot, OH) The Drama Workshop is pleased to present the classic comedy-thriller DEATHTRAP, by Ira Levin, at The Glenmore Playhouse at 3716 Glenmore Ave in Cheviot. The show runs from October 23 to November 8, 2015; Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 pm, and Sunday afternoon performances start at 2 pm.

World-famous thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl (Dennis Murphy) is suffering from a chronic case of writers’ block. When one of his former students (Robert Macke) shows up at his doorstep with what might be the next Broadway hit, Sidney and his wife Myra (Cynthia Mottel) concoct a deadly plan to make the manuscript their own. Holding the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, DEATHTRAP is filled with twists and turns in a series of thrilling events that will keep you guessing on the edge of your seat until the very last moment!

In 1982, the play was made into a hit motion picture starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, and Dyan Cannon. TDW’s production is helmed by award-winning director Joe Penno, and is produced by Ray Persing. In addition to Murphy, Macke, and Mottel, the cast features the talents of Anne Wrider and Bill Keeton.

DEATHTRAP includes some violent content and adult situations, and may not be suitable for younger patrons.

Tickets for DEATHTRAP are $16 each when ordered in advance, or $17 at the door. Shows at TDW frequently sell out, so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets may be ordered by phoning the TDW 24/7 ticket line at 513.598.8303, or by ordering online through the TDW website at

The Drama Workshop was founded in 1954. TDW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. The Drama Workshop is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres of Greater Cincinnati. In 2015, they were the most-recognized group in the greater Cincinnati area for theatrical excellence.

TDW productions are frequently been selected to represent the Southwest Ohio region at the Ohio Community Theatre Association annual conference. TDW was also honored to represent the state of Ohio at the 2013 American Association of Community Theatre regional conference in Hartford, Wisconsin. The Drama Workshop has been recognized the Cincinnati Preservation Association for their efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse.

Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at, or by phone at 513.598.8303.

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