Theatreworks
The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

August 4–27, 2011

A mysterious woman collapses on a man sitting in an armchair, a map in her hand, a knife in her back. Her dying words refer to 39 Steps and an obscure site in Scotland--Alt na Shellach. Richard Hannay, the man in the armchair, is now a man on the run, and his subsequent adventures propel him at high speeds in police cars, under trains and across the rugged moors, handcuffed to a woman (another lovely, mysterious creature), in search of a sinister villain with a missing little finger. This is the stuff of mystery, romance, thrills and high comedy.

The 39 Steps, adapted from the movie by Philip Barlow, is more of less faithful to the classic 1935 Hitchcock movie, which is somewhat faithful to John Buchan’s classic spy novel of 1915. The great difference is that the stage version is performed entirely by four actors, moving at dizzying speeds to re-create the swiftly plotted suspenseful tale. The result is not only thrills, chills, and spills, but some of the most hilarious comedy of recent times.

-Murray Ross

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and
Stage Manager in the United States.

Cast

  • Josh Robinson*Hannay
  • Lindsay Rae Taylor*Pamela, Annabella, Margaret
  • Justin Walvoord*Clown 1
  • Sammie Joe KinnettClown 2

Artistic Team

  • Murray RossArtistic Director
  • Drew MartorellaExecutive Director
  • Caitlin GreenDevelopment Director
  • Ryan NeelyProducing Director
  • Roy BallardTechnical Director
  • Geoffrey KentDirector
  • Roy BallardSet Design
  • Jan AvramovCostume Design
  • Jane SpencerLighting Design
  • Breton Parks ChristophersonSound Design
  • Paul BehrhorstProduction Stage Manager
  • Leah Chandler-MillsDialect Coach
  • Benaiah AndersonFight Director
  • Amanda EnoAssistant Stage Manager
  • Cory MossemanProps Master
  • Kristin HindsCostume Shop First Hand
  • Sean CampbellMaster Electrician