140 E. Roosevelt Ave. / PO Box 783 / Dover, DE 19903 / 302-674-3568 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
at the Patchwork Playhouse
Providing Quality Community Theatre
to Central Delaware Since 1953
Our 60th Anniversary Season Celebration!
Kent County Theatre Guild presents
The 39 Steps
adapted from the novel by John Buchan
and the classic film directed by Alfred Hitchcock
written by Patrick Barlow
directed by Kevin Smith
Fridays MAR 28, APR 4 & 11 at 8:00p
Saturdays MAR 29, APR 5 & 12 at 8:00p
Sunday Matinee APR 6 at 2:00p
The Patchwork Playhouse
140 E. Roosevelt Ave., Dover DE
ABOUT THE SHOW
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 she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's 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! 2 Tony® and Drama Desk Awards, 2008
Winner! Best New Comedy, Laurence Olivier Award, 2007
The 39 Steps played its 500th performance on Broadway, May 19th, 2009.
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Clown 1...Dan Guidice
Clown 2...Anna Keane
Richard Hannay...John Muller
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Asst. Director...Paul Janiga
Stage Manager...Becki Polk
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"A wonderful triumph of theatre!"
"THEATER AT ITS FINEST... Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands."
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"The most entertaining show on Broadway!" –Liz Smith, The New York Post
"INGENIOUS! A DIZZY DELIGHT!"
–Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News
"RIOTOUS & MARVELOUS!"
–Clive Barnes, The New York Post
"Whirlwind funny business!"
–Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger
"A giddy display of theatrical invention!" –David Rooney, Variety