ExxonMobil’s Summer Chills returns to the Alley Theatre with the comedy thriller Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. Running July 21 through
August 20 in the Hubbard Theatre.
Due to popular demand, the Alley Theatre announces additional performances of the 2017 ExxonMobil Summer Chills production Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, extending the play through September 3.
Comedy-thriller adventure Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 eccentric characters all played by four actors, is a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft that amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.
A mysterious organization “The 39 Steps” is hot on an ordinary man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt, after a woman who claimed to be a spy is murdered.
What follows is an exhilarating mix of Hitchcock masterpiece, juicy spy novel intrigue, and a dash of Monty Python madcap in a fast-paced whodunit perfect for all ages.
Alley Resident Company Members Elizabeth Bunch (As You Like It, Dracula) and Todd Waite (An Act of God, Around the World in 80 Days) lead the cast of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.
Houston native Mark Price (Sherlock Holmes and the Suicide Club, Broadway: Mary Poppins) returns to the Alley while Bruce Warren (Theatre Squared: The Ding Dong, Off-Broadway: The Road to Qatar!) makes his Alley debut.
Director and Alley veteran Mark Shanahan (Hand to God, Around the World in 80 Days) returns to direct Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at the Alley.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps creative team includes scenic design by Hugh Landwehr, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting by Rui Rita, sound design by Ryan Rumery, dialect and text coaching by Pamela Prather, movement coaching by Jen Waldman and stage managers Rebecca D. Hamlin and Kristen Larson.
A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.
Pictured: Todd Waite as Richard Hannay and Elizabeth Bunch as Annabella in the Alley Theatre’s production of The 39 Steps. Photo by Jann Whaley.