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by Kelly Morrell
Cast Members
39 Steps
(Order of Appearance)
James Sanguinetti as Richard Hannay
Ian Vincent as Clown 1
Allison Dukes as Clown 2
Lauren Costa as Annabella; Margaret; Pamela
Production Crew
39 Steps
Technical Director ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Stage Manager ... Michele DeMary
Set Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Lighting Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Sound Design ... William C. Smith
Costume Design ... Suzanne J. Houbre
Makeup/Hair Styles ... Suzanne J. Houbre
Seamstress ... Cheryl Day
Original Music Composed by ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Poster/Flyer Graphics ... mediumstudio
Lighting/Sound Technician ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., Robert Peckham, William C. Smith
Set Construction ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Scenic Painting ... Jessica Bregoli, Debra Costa, Michele DeMary, Cheryl A. Duclos, Dennis J. Smith, Jacquie Vercellone, Peter Vercellone
Stage Crew - Shadow ... Cheryl A. Duclos, Lindsay Carter-Monteiro
Stage Crew ... Briana Berthiaume, Gil Cardona-Erazo, Mellanie Crowther, Jordan Smith
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39 Steps

adapted by Patrick Barlow; from the novel by John Buchan; from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Sep 12-14, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 15, 2019, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 19-21, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 22, 2019, 2:30 PM

A comedic spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 thriller, with only four actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye.

The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, who meets a woman who claims to be a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called The 39 Steps is hot on the Hannay's trail in a nationwide manhunt. He races to clear his name and solve the mystery of The 39 Steps.

The play climaxes in a death-defying finale! The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

- Winner of the 2008 Drama Desk Award.

Richard Hannay
Clown 1
Clown 2

Director's Message

You may have heard of the 39 Steps, a secret organization bent on world domination. You may also have heard of Alfred Hitchcock's film by the same name. This play is a 'spoof' of the movie, taking a poke here and there at the plot, and at Hitchcock's other films. There are plenty of gags, hidden and not so hidden references, a little romance, an interesting plot, and a lot of fun.

The 39 Steps is no easy production to stage, just ask the cast and crew! I've kindly demanded much of them and they have kindly delivered. The two clowns play over 30 characters with dozens of transitions and costume changes, some of them right before your eyes. The thirty-three scene changes are handled not only by the cast of four, but with two onstage crew members, called 'shadows', and four more unseen backstage crew members. They have worked hard and long without complaint, trying to bring every whim of a wing-nut idea to life, and I believe they have done it!

I approached the play with the intention of having fun while telling the story of Hannay's adventures as he runs (literally) from location to location while trying to evade, as well as discover the secret of, the 39 Steps. I am thrilled that you have joined us! Thank you!

And one more thing. This production has a lot of interesting technical aspects, tons of props and lots of costumes. You should see it from the other side of the curtain. Ask for a tour!

- Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., Director