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!