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Hershey Area Playhouse Presents The 39 Steps

HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 22, 2015 – Just in time for Halloween, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present the hilariously funny thriller, The 39 Steps, about a man who goes to the theater expecting entertainment, but quickly becomes a man on the run being chased across the top of trains.

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, comedic spoof of the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, in which four actors portray more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles faster than the blink of an eye, including right in front of the audience.

"The 39 Steps contains all the elements I love in theater and classic film,” said the play’s director Jennifer Feldser. “There's the plot worthy of any Hitchcock thriller, mixed with witty banter and comedy reminiscent of a 1930's screwball movie. This large ensemble of eclectic characters is created by four, incredibly gifted performers.”    

Cast members include: Steve Dincau as Richard Hannay; Kate Morgan as Annabella Schmidt, Margaret and Pamela; Randy Stamm as Clown I; and Curt Sisco as Clown II.

“This production would not be what it is without them or the talented crew supporting them, said Feldser. “We have had such a joyful time creating this show. I can't wait for audiences to join in on the fun." In addition to Feldser, production staff members for The 39 Steps include: Maxine Oliver, producer; Matt Ford, stage manager; Mark Maguire of Triforce Pro Audio, light and sound designer; Mary Szeltner, costumer; and Michael Feldser and Michael Morgan, set construction.

Experience this masterful and mysterious farce, running Oct. 8-11 and Oct. 15-18, 2015. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for teens/adults and $17 for kids ages 12 and under. Tickets are available by visiting www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com or by calling the Playhouse's box office at 717-533-8525.

 

Photo Captions:

undefinedPamela (Morgan) and Hannay (Dincau) hiding out for the night in a remote hotel...don't stay in room one; the shower is a mess!

undefinedThe beautiful spy Annabella (Morgan) tells Hannay (Dincau) about the 39 steps.

undefinedHannay (Dincau) seeks shelter from the curmudgeonly Crofter (Sisco) and the sweet, country girl Margaret (Morgan).

undefinedThe ensemble gets in on the intrigue.

undefinedHannay (Dincau) meets the Professor (Sisco).

undefinedThe milkman (Sisco) saves the day!

undefinedHannay (Dincau) takes a break to attend a stirring political rally.

undefinedA car ride with the goons out along the moor.

undefinedThe infamous Hitchcock plane chase; can't you tell?!

undefinedAnd, a train chase.

 

Hershey Area Playhouse (www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in the creation and production of a theatrical experience. Since its inception in 1999, Hershey Area Playhouse has staged over 60 productions at numerous venues around the Hershey area. In April 2007, the Playhouse opened its new permanent home, Hershey Area Playhouse at Country Meadows.