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Jewel Box Theatre continues season with 'The 39 Steps'

A stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's “The 39 Steps” runs through Feb. 10 at the Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City.
BY ANNA HOLLOWAY Modified: January 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm •  Published: January 25, 2013

To address the needs of a production in the round, Teel has introduced the character of the “Foley Operator,” which is theater jargon for the sound effects person. In this role, dressed as an orchestra conductor and occupying a ridiculously tiny orchestra pit, Chris Rodgers very nearly steals the show. Using Rodgers' talented and elastic face perfectly, Teel weaves him into the show seamlessly — although the character does not exist in the script.

Rodgers and Ecker both demonstrate a sharpness of timing that heightens the dramatic silliness of the show.

Logan, called upon to think on his feet constantly, managed perfectly when a prop malfunctioned and he covered the situation with aplomb. Barger and Rayfield bounce from character part to character part with alacrity and skill.

— Anna Holloway

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