The 39 Steps
March 9-25, 2018
Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville
adapted by Patrick Barlow | Directed by Magdalene Spanuello
Mix Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 adventure film masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit farce for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs with over 150 zany characters played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4 actors, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life meets a mysterious woman spy with a thick accent. When he takes her home, she is murdered! A mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on his trail and launches him on a cross-country mission to exonerate himself of a murder charge and save his King and country all leading to a death-defying finale! Dangerous femme fatales, dastardly villains, deadly assassins, an on-stage plane crash, and some good old-fashioned romance all provide an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!