Theatre & Dance

Date: 7:30pm EST December 4, 2015

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

A Senior Directing Thesis from Sean Syme

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, a vast assortment of characters played by only 4 actors, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!


In The 39 Steps, 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! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!”