By Andrew Andrews
After a successful summer of open air performances from their outdoor stage, the CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck returns indoors to launch their autumn season.
Vaccination checks, masks and social-distancing were in place to protect the audience at our opening night show, making it a pleasure to sit in the stadium seats before the CENTER’s main
With a unique twist on the common trope of a play-within-a-play, Ira Levin’s 1978 script is a self-referencing play-about-a-play, and it’s easy to see why the original Broadway comedy-thriller was nominated for four Tony Awards and adapted for the big screen.
On a perfectly-stereotypical set for a murder, the cast and crew of The CENTER’s production did a fine job of keeping us both engaged and entertained, with the melodramatic portrayal by Cindy Kubik standing out for its comedic effect.
Although I wouldn’t exactly nominate this production for any “best of” awards, my partner and I agreed that it was an enjoyable experience.
For only $25 bucks a seat, it’s also a great value, and I highly recommend you catch one of the few remaining performances of this very limited run.4
Andrew Andrews attended Deathtrap at The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck on Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 8:00pm to write this review.