Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps Makes its South Florida Debut at the Miracle Theatre

Through Jun 5, 2011.

altMix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of merry mayhem and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, hilarious whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! In this two-time Tony Award winner, a cast of four hilariously reenacts over 150 eccentric characters from Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller using just a few props, split-second quick changes, and plenty of theatrical ingenuity.

In The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, an average 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 brilliant performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of nonstop laughs and Hitchcock’s special brand of romance, intrigue and espionage. The longest running comedy on Broadway, The 39 Steps is perfect for audiences of all ages. 

Actors’ Playhouse is proud to team up with The Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers to bring their co production of The 39 Steps to the Miracle Theatre. Directed by Orlando Shakes’ Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, the Actors’ Playhouse production of The 39 Steps will feature Michael Frederic (Theatre for a New City: Night Over Taos [directed by Estelle Parsons]; The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Irish, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in New York) as Hannay, Brad DePlanche (Orlando Shakes: A Tuna Christmas, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Clown 1, Brandon Roberts (Orlando Shakes:  Kiss Me Kate, Oz, As You Like It) as Clown 2, and Deanna Gibson (Florida Rep: Boeing Boeing, Almost, Maine; Riverside Theatre: Doubt, Blithe Spirit) as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.

The experienced production team for The 39 Steps consists of talents from all three theatres including Scenic Designer Ray Recht, Costume Designer Denise R. Warner, Lighting Designer Patrick Tennent, and Sound Design by Britt Sandusky, adapted for the Actors’ Playhouse production by Alexander Herrin.

The 39 Steps begins previews on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11th and 12th at 8:00 p.m. The show will open Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. and play through June 5, 2011. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.444.9293
www.actorsplayhouse.org

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