Spencer, IA (SCT)–Spencer Community Theatre welcomes audiences to the final show of its 54th season, The 39 Steps. Tickets are on sale now to the public for all six performances of this zany and exhilarating twist on a Hitchcock classic! When Richard Hannay wanders to the theatre for an evening of amusement, he doesn’t expect to be drawn into a real-life spy story. With the safety of the world at stake, (and the police after him for a murder he didn’t commit), Hannay races through Scotland looking for the secret that will unravel the mystery of The 39 Steps. Along the way he encounters runaway trains, car chases, cross-dressing Scotsmen, and perhaps even true love. Brilliantly adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, this re-imagining of Hitchock’s film gives all 172 characters to just four actors. The slapstick whirlwind that follows will leave you in stiches.
The 39 Steps is directed by Evan Hilsabeck. It includes the acting talents of Karli Martin, Erik Beardshear, Barb Wilcox and Braden Falline, as well as many members of backstage crews.
The 39 Steps opens Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., followed by an opening night reception. Performances run April 25-27, and May 2-4. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased through the SCT Box Office at (712) 262-7336. SCT Box Office Hours for are 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11-2 Saturdays, and an hour before each performance. The SCT Playhouse and Box Office are located at 518 1st Ave. E.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. The 39 Steps is rated “PG” and runs approximately two hours.
The 39 Steps is made possible with the generous support of Eaton Corporation.
For more information please call the SCT Playhouse at (712) 262-7336 or visit us online at www.sctplayhouse.org