adapted by Patrick Barlow
from the novel by John Buchan
and from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
directed by Jonathan Croy
An ingenious thriller, the ultimate murder mystery (not to mention one of the funniest plays we’ve ever read), The 39 Steps has it all!
On a perfectly lovely evening in 1935, Richard Hannay (a perfectly normal Englishman) goes out for a perfectly innocent night at the theatre. During the performance, he meets a mysterious woman with a frantic tale of an impending assassination and top secret plots against the government. Hannay is suddenly drawn into an epic, romantic espionage thriller, during which he’s chased by Nazis, framed for murder, and pursed by the police. In true noir fashion, he finds love (a few times) and loses love (a few times), all while trying desperately to save the world.
Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Jason Asprey, David Joseph and Josh Aaron McCabe