THE PLAYERS ASKS THE QUESTION “WHAT ARE THE 39 STEPS?” WITH BROADWAY SEASON OPENER

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838 North Tamiami Trail  • Sarasota, FL 34236 • 941.365.2494 Fax: 941.954.0282

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!”

 

Story:

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.

 

Performance Dates:

 

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

 

Tickets:

$25 Regular

$30 Premium (rows A-E)

$12 Full Time Student under 24 w/valid ID

 

Cast:

Richard Hannay         Jared Walker

Annabella/Margaret/

Pamela                       Melissa Ingrisano

Clown 1                     Jeffery Kin

Clown 2                     Walter Price

 

Crew:

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

Caroline Brown

 

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

 

 

 

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