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The Season
The 39 Steps
Alfred Hitchcock's

The 39 Steps

August 11 – September 13, 2009

Mandell Weiss Theatre

adapted by Patrick Barlow
based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
based on the book by John Buchan

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous, unmissable comedy smash straight from Broadway, The 39 Steps. The mind-blowing cast of 4 plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium.

Local film screenings of The 39 Steps

Museum of Photographic Arts
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 pm
La Jolla Athenaeum
Tuesday, September 1, 7:30 PM

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Ticket Prices: $30-$65

Run Time: Approx. two hrs with one intermission

Performance Times: Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Lead Sponsor: Procopio
Co-Sponsor: Northern Trust

 
Patrick Barlow

Partick BarlowWriter/Adaptor


Patrick Barlow is an award-winning writer and actor who won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for his adaptation of The 39 Steps. He is best known in the UK for his hilarious mock two-man theatre troupe, the National Theatre of Brent, which has become legend in British theatre, television and radio.
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Alfred Hitchcock The undisputed world master of the thriller genre. Review his biography, filmography, writings and all those famous Hitchcock cameos!
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National Theatre of Brent Adaptor Patrick Barlow's hilarious mock two-man theatre troupe is a legend in British theatre, television and radio. Read More
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  • (l-r) Eric Hissom (left) and Ted Deasy in La Jolla Playhouse's production of THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Maria Aitken. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • (l-r): Ted Deasy, Scott Parkinson, Eric Hissom and Claire Brownell in La Jolla Playhouse's production of THE 39 STEPS. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Claire Brownell as Pamela and Ted Deasy as Richard Hannay in La Jolla Playhouse's production of THE 39 STEPS. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • (l-r): Eric Hissom, Claire Brownell, Scott Parkinson and Ted Deasy in La Jolla Playhouse's production of THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Maria Aitken. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Sketch by Scenic & Costume Designer Peter McKintosh for The 39 Steps.
  • Sketch by Scenic & Costume Designer Peter McKintosh for The 39 Steps.
  • Sketch by Scenic & Costume Designer Peter McKintosh for The 39 Steps.
  • Sketch by Scenic & Costume Designer Peter McKintosh for The 39 Steps.
  • Sketch by Scenic & Costume Designer Peter McKintosh for The 39 Steps.
  • Original cinema posters for the 1935 film, The 39 Steps, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and Lucie Mannheim.
Features

Union Tribune Feature: Quick 'steps' — La Jolla Playhouse production based on Hitchcock film doesn't stop moving
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North County Times: Playhouse presents West Coast premiere of 39 Steps
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Playbill: Comic Caper 39 Steps Opens in La Jolla Aug. 16 in Prep for Tour
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The 39 Steps Blog Topics
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