The 39 Steps

5/2/2013 - 5/19/2013
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage
"The 39 Steps" -- May 2 to 19, 2013

Running May 2 to 19, 2013

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A comedy

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan, the film by Alfred Hitchcock and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

Directed by Marc Moritz

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater!

Packed with nonstop laughs, three men and one woman play more than 150 zany characters, who together endure an on-stage plane crash, fight with handcuffs, deal with missing fingers and create some good old-fashioned romance!

Richard Worswick
and Bridget Chebo
in The 39 Steps.

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable experience of pure pleasure!

What the Critics Are Saying!
"An excellent production." — The West Side Leader
(READ THE FULL REVIEW!)
 
"Zanily smart fun...a whole lot of fun...seriously funny entertainment." — The Akron Beacon Journal
(READ THE FULL REVIEW!)

Background on this show
Although The 39 Steps uses key plot points and characters from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name, this stage adaptation is definitely a more satirical “send up” of the story (ala Monty Python) and also incorporates characters from (and references to) such other Hitchcock films as North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, Psycho, Vertigo and The Birds.

The play’s original concept as developed by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon was for two actors to play all the parts. Playwright Patrick Barlow then tweaked that concept for four people, and the four-person version was first presented in 2005 at the West Yorkshire (England) Playhouse. About a year later, the production opened in London. The 39 Steps premiered on Broadway in 2008 and ran for two years before transferring to an off-Broadway theater, where it ran for another nine months before closing in January of 2011. Since then, the show has been one of the most consistently popular titles produced by both regional theaters and community groups across America.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $5 and $21

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $15 for the Thursday, May 2 performance only.
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after May 2
$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$15 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger -- plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

THE CAST

RICHARD WORSWICK
Richard Hannay

BRIDGET CHEBO
Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela

SCOTT DAVIS
Clown 1

BRIAN O. JACKSON
Clown 2

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MARC MORITZ
Director

JERRY MIRMAN
Stage Manager

LOIS BENNETT and NIKKI RAFFERTY
Sound Co-Designers

MICHAEL CRANSTON and MICHAEL JAMES
Lighting Co-Designers

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic and Lighting Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 p.m.

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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