The 39 Steps, a comedy thriller play, comes to Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, April 25-27, May 2-4.
TARPON SPRINGS - The 39 Steps, a comedy thriller play, comes to Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, April 25-27, May 2-4. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
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 two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters (played by the very talented small cast of Rick Bronson, George Hook, Elizabeth Phillips, and Mike Briggs), 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.
From the novel by John Buchan and the movie of Alfred Hitchcock, adapted by Patrick Barlow, the show is directed by Rick Hite.
Tickets are $20, and $18 for members and students. Call the Box Office 727-942-5605 or order online at tarponarts.org.
The Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center is at 324 Pine St.
Complimentary opening night wine reception for ticket holders will be hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Artist Faire Gallery 111 E. Tarpon Ave., Friday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.