The 39 Steps


Four actors play 150 characters in this comical spoof.

Photo courtesy Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Photo courtesy Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Opens Friday, March 20

In 1935, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps hit the big screens. The movie, a mystery, spy thriller, follows Richard Hannay, played by Robert Donat, and the attractive Pamela, played by Madeleine Carroll, on the run from The 39 Steps – a organization of spies – after a female spy Hannay meets turns up dead. While this rendition almost perfectly parallels Hitchcock’s suspenseful drama, the cast and comedy mixture of this Theatre Tulsa presentation offers a fresh, riveting and hilarious interpretation. Even better, the more than 150 characters audiences will meet on stage are performed by a cast of only four. Chris Williams plays Hannay, Laura Skoch plays the three women Hannay romances throughout the performance, and two other actors, Robert Yong and Andy Axewill, carry the weight of all the others: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even inanimate objects. You won’t want to miss this hilarious spoof that’ll have you laughing through its entirety. It’ll have you on the edge of your seat wondering who you’ll meet next. The 39 Steps opens at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on March 20 and continues through March 29. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For more information, visit