Triad Stage

The 39 Steps

August 31 - September 28, 2014


Sun, Aug 317:30pm
Sep 1
Tue, Sep 27:30pm
Wed, Sep 37:30pm
Thu, Sep 47:30pm
Fri, Sep 58:00pm
Sat, Sep 68:00pm
Sun, Sep 72:00pm7:30pm
Sep 8
Tue, Sep 97:30pm
Wed, Sep 107:30pm
Thu, Sep 117:30pm
Fri, Sep 128:00pm
Sat, Sep 138:00pm
Sun, Sep 142:00pm7:30pm
Sep 15
Tue, Sep 167:30pm
Wed, Sep 177:30pm
Sep 18
Fri, Sep 198:00pm
Sat, Sep 208:00pm
Sun, Sep 212:00pm7:30pm
Sep 22
Tue, Sep 237:30pm
Wed, Sep 247:30pm
Thu, Sep 2510:30am7:30pm
Fri, Sep 268:00pm
Sat, Sep 278:00pm
Sun, Sep 282:00pm
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The 39 Steps

adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

a hilarious comedy

Richard Hannay is bored. Annabella Schmidt is a beautiful secret agent with a mysterious accent. He takes her home, but she ends up murdered, and suddenly he is on the run from a foreign power called “The 39 Steps.” A plane crash, hand cuffs, missing fingers and more than a little old-fashioned romance spill across the stage as Richard searches for answers. Part Hitchcock movie, part classic spy novel and 100% love song to the magic of the theater, this fast-paced farce features a cast of four portraying more than 150 characters.

Presented by Bank of North Carolina

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Clown 1
Sal Cacciato
Richard Hannay
Brian Lee Huynh
Clown 2
Andy Paterson
Annabella Schmidt / Pamela / Margaret
Laura Woodward

Creative Team

Jen Wineman
Scenic Designer
Timothy R. Mackabee
Costume Designer
Melissa Trn
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Sound Designer
G. Clausen
Vocal Coach
Megan Chang
Bryan Conger
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails
Movement Director
Denise Gabriel

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News & Reviews The 39 Steps


Step Lively
YES! Weekly
September 10, 2014

A hilarious romp through a spy novel, THE 39 STEPSdirected by Jen Wineman, combines a light plot of murderous mystery with the creativity of improv and the oh-so-appreciated “simple” humor of an “SNL” skit.

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A comedic Hitchcock tribute comes to Triad Stage
Triad City Beat
September 10, 2014

 The cast in the Triad Stage production of THE 39 STEPS, under the direction of Jen Wineman, pulled off the gambit with tight precision and rollicking interpersonal chemistry during the Sept. 5 premiere in Greensboro, which also inaugurated the theater’s 2014-15 season.

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Triad Stage opens its season with thrills and laughter
News & Record
September 7, 2014

If Triad Stage’s THE 39 STEPS is any indication of what the company has in store for audiences this season, then the triad must brace itself for brilliance.

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Theatre Review: "The 39 Steps"
From the Front Row
September 7, 2014

Featuring four actors, 150 characters, and lots of hilarity, THE 39 STEPS is a high energy farce that will keep audiences in stitches from beginning to end.

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Hitchcock and hilarity comes to Triad Stage in THE 39 STEPS
News & Record
August 28, 2014

The play takes the story in a slapstick, madcap direction. Four actors perform more than 150 roles, frequently switching characters multiple times in the same scene.

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