Auditions for Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc.’s production of The 39 Steps will be
held November 14-15 at 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 315 E Shawnee in
Tahlequah. The play is adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the
movie by Alfred Hitchcock and is inspired by an original concept by Nobby Dimon and
Simon Corble. Peggy Kaney will direct the production and Misty Zimbleman will serve as
the assistant director.
The cast consists of 4 actors: 1 male, 1 female, and 2 that could be played by either male or
female. Except for the male actor, all the others will play multiple roles, recreating numerous
roles represented in Hitchcock’s film version of the story. Auditions will consist of selections
from the script. We will also need people to serve as stage crew members, as well as
backstage and technical help. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masks will be required to
protect the safety of all who audition.
This award-winning play mixes the Hitchcock film masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and
adds a dash of Monty Python to create a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the
magic of theatre! It is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, 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!
Performance dates are February 10-12 and 17-19, 2023.
For more information, contact the director at 918-931-2446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.