The 39 Steps

A melodrama by Patrick Barlow
Lone Tree Arts Center (Lone Tree, CO)
April 2 – 11, 2015
Sound Design

The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning-fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus, the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo, and North by Northwest.[1]

[1] From Wikipedia


Director: Steven  Cole  Hughes
Stage Manager: Heidi  Echtenkamp
Technical Director: Paul Ackerman
Board Operator: Rick  Thompson

Press Coverage
The Denver Post: Review