PHOTO CALL: The 39 Steps, With David and Joan Hess, at Philly's Walnut Street Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: The 39 Steps, With David and Joan Hess, at Philly's Walnut Street Theatre
 
Walnut Street Theatre continues its season with the Philadelphia premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, directed by William Roudebush.

Walnut Street describes the production in this way: "Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps. Richard Hannay, our hero, is intrigued by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. He finds himself on a mad dash from London to Scotland when this charming lady winds up dead in his flat. With police hot on his trail, Hannay has a series of misadventures involving an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. With four actors creating over 150 crazy characters, this fast-paced whodunit will be an unforgettable evening of nonstop laughs."

Here's a look at the production:

The show was adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble.

The cast of The 39 Steps includes husband and wife team David and Joan Hess, along with Paul Riopelle and Dan Hodge.

For tickets and information, call (215) 574-3550 or (800) 982-2787 or visit www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.com.

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