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September 15, 2015
THE PLAYERS ASKS THE QUESTION “WHAT ARE THE 39 STEPS?”
WITH BROADWAY SEASON OPENER
Sarasota, FL — The Players Theatre opens their 86th Season Broadway Series at the end of September with a fast-paced Hitchcock whodunit comedy, “The 39 Steps.” Directed by Kyle E. Turoff, the show will have a limited run from September 30th to October 11th. This two-time Tony Award Winner was adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and from the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the 1935 adventure film by the same title, the play calls for over 50 characters to be played by only four actors. The hero, Richard Hannay, is played by Jared Walker, while Melissa Ingrisano plays the three women with whom Hannay is romantically involved. The two remaining actors, Jeffery Kin & Walter Price must play every other role in the play including men, women, children and occasionally villains and heroes. A juicy spy thriller is thus turned zany with Monty Python-like humor and sight gags. There are also many allusions to several other Alfred Hitchcock films as hidden “easter eggs” within the script.
Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director of The Players reflects, “The Players really feels like it’s 86 years YOUNG, by producing an entire Broadway Series of shows that have never been on our stage before! Our season opener is indicative of what the season is themed… ‘Celebrating what makes us Unique’. ‘The 39 Steps’ is a unique and exciting Tony Award winning play that is the perfect way to open a season of LIVE theatre. The show is inventive, challenging and yes, even silly, but it’s done with an exciting theatrical flair that makes it fun for patrons and the actors alike!
Our byline is ‘Hitchcock meets Hilarious’ and its true! It’s probably more fun than four actors should be allowed to have on stage. It’s a winner…all the way around!”
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!
Tickets are $25 for regular seating and $30 for premium seating (rows A-E), full-time students 24 and under with valid ID are $12.
The 39 Steps
September 30- October 11th, 2015
September 30: Preview Night
October 1: Opening Night
Sept. 30, October 1,3,6,7,8,9,10 at 7:30pm
October 4, 10, & 11 at 2pm
$30 Premium (rows A-E)
$12 Full Time Student under 24 w/valid ID
Richard Hannay Jared Walker
Pamela Melissa Ingrisano
Clown 1 Jeffery Kin
Clown 2 Walter Price
Director Kyle Turoff
Production Manager Berry Ayers
Asst. Technical Dir. Alyssa Goudy
AVLE Seth Berry
Stage Manager Alyssa Goudy
Asst. Stage Mgr. Josh Linderman
Props Alyssa Goudy
Set Design Jeff Weber
Costumes Jared Walker
Backstage Assts. Diane Ingrisano
Images available upon request.
The Players Theatre
838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282
www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.
The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.
The Players Theatre
838 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34236