2024 Thriller
Played January 19 - February 11, 2024 Evenings at 7:30pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm



Written by Ira Levin

Sidney Bruhl would do anything to publish the next great play. He would even kill for it. This dark comedy thriller will have audiences laughing one moment and screaming in terror the next as Sidney discovers he may not be the only murderer in the room. DEATHTRAP provides twists, turns, shocks and surprises that have held audiences rapt since its 1978 Broadway debut, where it set a record for longest-running comedy-thriller.

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” —Cue Magazine

“…a most agreeable thriller — handsomely funny, totally undemanding, often, thrill-gaspingly surprising.” — The New York Times

IF YOU LIKED: Murder for Two (2022), Accomplice (2007)

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The house opens 30 minutes before show time. Checkout: Directions, Parking, Dining, Theatre Etiquette.

View the Show Program Printed programs will be available at the theater in 2024!


The State Theater

Ticket Prices

General $43 • Senior/Military $40 • Student/Youth $28

Age Recommendation

12 and older with guidance

Content Advisory

Strobing light effects, theatrical haze, use of weapons, gunshots, simulated violence, and gore


For patrons with mobility challenges, we offer front-row seats, accessible bathrooms, and gently sloping aisles. Wheelchair Seating is also available. Assisted Listening Devices are available free of charge at the Concessions Counter.
estimated run time 2 hrs 50 mins
  • House Opens
  • Act 1 (75 mins)
  • Intermission (20 mins)
  • Act 2 (75 mins)
  • Show Ends


Russ Holm
Sidney Bruhl View
Jana Tyrrell
Myra Bruhl View
Xander Layden
Clifford Anderson View
Teri Lee Thomas
Helga ten Dorp View
Michael Christopher
Porter Milgrim View


Art in the Lobby

Meet Sharon Styer, Featured Artist for Deathtrap

An Artist Reception to welcome Artist Sharon Styer to Harlequin will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30pm in the State Theater Lobby. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

You'll love it!

Come see DEATHTRAP! Actor Interviews

Actors Jana Tyrrell, Russ Holm, Xander Layden and Teri Lee Thomas want YOU to see DEATHTRAP, the classic thriller by Ira Levin, Jan 19 - Feb 4, 2024 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia, WA. Video by Mighty Tripod.

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