Our 2018 winter dinner theatre was
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlo
From the novel by John Buchan
From the 1935 movie of Alfred Hitchcock
It will be directed by Andrew Zimmerman
February 16, 17, 23 & 24 - 6:15 dinner/7:30 curtain and February 25 - 12:15 dinner/1:30 curtain
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 theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says shes a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the mans 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 evening of pure pleasure!
WINNER! 2007 LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARD - Best New Comedy
6 Time TONY AWARD Nominee in 2008! - Best Play, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design (winner), Best Sound Design(winner).
WINNER! 2008 DRAMA DESK AWARD for Unique Theatrical Experience
Theatre at its finest!... Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcocks film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands."- The New York Times
Ingenuous! A dizzy delight!" - Daily News
"Riotous...marvelous!" - The New York Post
"Rollicking Fun! Hugely Entertaining!" - Sunday Times
"A wonderful triumph of theatre!" - BBC Radio 4
Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Flexible casting (Person 1 and Person 2 may be split into multiple parts)
Strong Role for Leading Man (Richard Hannay),
Strong Role for Leading Woman (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret)
CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:
Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.
Theyre also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person whos never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!