The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005.
The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.
Alister Austin and Amanda Baxter* in The 39 Steps at Gallery Players (photo by Bella Muccari)
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YPlan – Tonight’s Going Out App!
Have you heard of this app yet? Gallery Players are lovin’ it. They took London by storm and launched on US soil in September. Browse through their curated shortlist of events in town every night, book in just two taps, and get out tonight. Brought to you by a team of entertainment experts, they’re on a mission to make your nights out more spontaneous. Give it a whirl by downloading it on iPhone here (http://bit.ly/1bWwkfl) or Android (http://bit.ly/18UpsPk).
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"Broadway In Brooklyn" Since 1967!
The Gallery Playersis Brooklyn's premier Off-Off Broadway theater. Beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, this "little theater that could" is located in one of Brooklyn's most popular neighborhoods, Park Slope. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works, providing opportunities for acting, directing, design, and musical talent, and quality experiences for audience members at affordable prices. Become a Gallery Players subscriber today!
Sadly, you can't TiVo Broadway shows…but there is another option — and it can be found in, of all places, Park Slope, Brooklyn…The Gallery Players have developed a reputation for reviving commercial hits…solidly entertaining. The New York Times
One of New York's secret treasures. Rupert Holmes, Author of The Mystery of Edwin Drood
It's worth going over the bridge to see the best of Off-Off-Broadway Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Local Heroes Time Out New York
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