WICA Presents: The 39 Steps, Feb. 12 – 27

Posted in Community News, Theater and Dance

February 10, 2016

The 39 Steps, running Friday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 27, is a comedic thriller adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Deana Duncan. 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 two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

In The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone!

When asked how The 39 Steps has evolved, from a “shocker” novel to a Hitchcock film, and now into a comedic stage-play, director Deana Duncan stated:

“The 39 Steps is a tour-de-force piece for designers and actors; it feels like Noises Off and plays like The Pink Panther. The most surprising discovery has been the depth of story possible behind all the madness of the premise. There are only four actors playing over 50 characters, inanimate objects, animals, and, at times, the set itself. We are referencing Monty Python, classic SNL, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and even Elmer Fudd. At first glance you might think of sketch comedy, but then you delve into the book, the film, and our script and realize that it’s the story of how the Germans began to build their war machine prior to two World Wars – and that it showcases the personal strength and courage necessary to stand up to and refuse to accept madness from world leaders.”

A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! PS: If you want to know about the sheep, you’ll have to come see the show…

“Theatre 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.” – The New York Times

Featuring: Tristan A.B. Steel as Richard Hannay, Bristol Branson as Annabella/Margaret/Pamela, Kent Junge as Clown 1, and Katie Woodzick as Clown 2!

February 12 – 27, 2016
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. / Sunday at 2 p.m.
Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance

Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15 / Military $18 / Matinee $15

The 39 Steps is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

PURCHASING TICKETS

Online Ticketing: Visit www.wicaonline.org
Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at 800-638-7631 or 360-221-8268
In Person: Visit the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave., Langley.

**Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12-Noon the day of the show.**

BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday through Saturday
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
and 2 hours before every show

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Or questions regarding your ticket order please call or visit the WICA Box Office.

Like this article? Please share it.

Leave a Reply