THE 39 STEPS
AUDITIONS: 5 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Directed by Beth Lambert
April 15-May 8, 2016
Matuza Main Stage
Preview: April 14
Terrific Tuesday: April 19
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and add a dash of Monty Python - this whodunit will keep you on your toes and roaring in your seat!
Characters In Patrick Barlow's play adaptation of The 39 Steps
4 actors - 3 men and 1 woman play all the roles
The hero, Richard Hannay, is played by one man throughout.
The roles of Annabella, Pamela and Margaret are played by the women in the cast.
All the other characters, approximately 150, are played by the two other men in the cast.
Richard Hannay is the hapless hero of the play. An ordinary man who has led a pretty hum-drum existence, finds himself fleeing from the wrongful accusation of murder through a series of improbable adventures as he is pursued by the authorities.
Anabella Schmitt is the beautiful, mysterious woman Richard Hannay meets at a London theatre.
Pamela is the attractive woman Hannay meets on the train to Scotland as he runs from the police who are hot on his trail.
Margaret is the wife of the farmer who invites Hannay to stay the night at their cottage. She flirts with her houseguest, enraging her husband, and helps our hero to get away when the police are at the door.
Compere is the Master of Ceremonies at the London theatre show Hannay attends.
Mr. Memory is the star of the London show - a gifted man who Compere describes: "Every day Mr. Memory commits to memory fifty new facts and remembers every one of them." His performance demonstrates his amazing skill, a photographic memory.
Professor Jordan is described by Annabella Schmitt as an Englishman living in a grand house at Alt-na-shellach in Scotland. She believes that he holds the secret of the ThirtyNine Steps containing top secret and highly confidential information crucial to the safety
Actors will perform cold readings from the script. Prepared dramatic monologues of 1 to 2 minutes are not required, but they will be accepted. Scripts are available at the box office.
Bring a recent headshot or Facebook photo, and your resume. If you don't have a recent resume, please write out the last five things you've done in front of an audience.
Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons. One Terrific Tuesday performance at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the run.
Rehearsal schedules will be determined by cast availability.
Please bring a list of conflict dates for rehearsals.
Performers cast in the show must be available for all performances.
Box office: 904-825-1164
11 Old Mission Ave.
uptown St. Augustine