FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 August, 2011 Contact: Drew Martorella, Executive Director
(719) 255-3275 email@example.com
The 39 Steps at THEATREWORKS
A mysterious woman collapses on a man sitting in an armchair, a map in her hand, a knife in her back. Her dying words refer to 39 Steps and an obscure site in Scotland--Alt na Shellach. Richard Hannay, the man in the armchair, is now a man on the run, and his subsequent adventures propel him at high speeds in police cars, under trains and across the rugged moors, handcuffed to a woman (another lovely, mysterious creature), in search of a sinister villain with a missing little finger. This is the stuff of mystery, romance, thrills and high comedy. This is Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, not the classic movie, but the play, presented at THEATREWORKS running September 15-October 9 at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater in Colorado Springs.
The 39 Steps, adapted from the movie by Philip Barlow, is more of less faithful to the classic 1935 Hitchcock movie, which is somewhat faithful to John Buchan’s classic spy novel of 1915. The great difference is that the stage version is performed entirely by four actors, moving at dizzying speeds to re-create the swiftly plotted suspenseful tale. The result is not only thrills, chills, and spills, but some of the most hilarious comedy of recent times.
At THEATREWORKS The 39 Steps will arrive in style. The cast of Josh Robinson, Lindsay Roe Taylor, Sammie Joe Kinnett, and Justin Walvoord will deliver a completely populated world moving very rapidly across vast acres of Scotland before coming to a thrilling climax in the Royal Albert Hall. Geoffrey Kent directs. The lighting is by Jane Spencer, the scenery by Roy Ballard, and the sound design is by Brett Christopherson. The costumes flying on and off are by Jan Avramov.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from September 15th through October 9th in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater. There are 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinees September 24, October 1 and 8, and 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon performances September 18 and 25 and October 2 and 9.
The 39 Steps is sponsored by Carnick & Company.
Opening Night Party
Saturday September 17 is our opening night party. Come for the show and stay for the party after the show.
Prologue Series associated with the 39 Steps
Robert von Dassanowsky
Sunday, September 25th at 2:30 pm
Join the head of the UCCS film program for a discussion on The 39 Steps and the films of Alfred Hitchcock. A prolific and nationally regarded scholar, Dr. von Dassanowsky is one of the great stars of UCCS.
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
WHEN/WHERE: Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
3955 Regent Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
September 15 – October 9
Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Performances at 4:00 p.m. on all Sundays
Saturday matinees on September 24, October 1, and October 8 at 2:00 p.m
RUNNING TIME Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission
Groups of 10 or more $20
Children under 16 $15
Children under 5 will not be admitted.
For more information call the THEATREWORKS Box Office at (719) 255-3232 or e-mail: Tickets@uccs.edu. Reservations online at