Central Piedmont Community College's Theatre department likes a good thrill. In Deathtrap — performances in Pease Auditorium — there are so many unexpected twists and turns, the work has been hailed by some as a play-within-a-play. Murder, an affair, psychics and writer's block are all the hilarious crumbs leading up to the final crunch. No dead giveaways here. July 5, 7 p.m.; July 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; July 8-9, 8 p.m. CPCC's Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534. http://arts.cpcc.edu/performing-arts/theatre.