Mukwonago Village Players are proud to present The 39 Steps – a comedy which is a Hitchcock spoof of the classic book and movie of the same name. 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 or five. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the two – 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.

Location
Ivan’s On The Square (map)
2087 Division St
East Troy, WI
Phone: (262) 642-7107

Performances
* Friday February 21, 7:30pm
* Saturday February 22, 7:30pm
* Friday February 28, 7:30pm
* Saturday March 1, 7:30pm
* Sunday March 2, 2:00pm

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling 262-470-4786 or in person at any of these fine local businesses

Miller Pharmacy (map)
801 North Rochester Street
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-4001
Hours: Sun 9am-1pm; Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat 9am-4pm

Espresso Love Coffee (map)
105 North Rochester Street (HWY 83)
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-2558
Hours: Mon-Thur 6am-6pm; Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 6:30am-4pm; Sun 7am-4pm

Shanahan’s Coffee House (map)
920 Greenwald Ct Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-3992
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 7am-3pm; Sun 7am-2pm

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