The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

About the Play

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

The 39 Steps is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

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Every once and a while you come across a story that captures a part of you and doesn’t let go. The 39 Steps is that story for me. Perhaps it’s the zany characters, or the fast-paced plot, or the endless comic possibilities… to all those things, I say, ‘yes, absolutely!’ For me the essence of Patrick Barlowe’s stage adaptation of The 39 Steps is about giving your heart and soul to create theatre; to push fear aside, take risks, and put yourself out there. In the second act, Richard Hannay proclaims “But something – I don’t know – stirs the old bones! Gets the old ticker pumping again! And there is no time to think. And your mind’s singing. And your heart’s racing.” That’s the gist of The 39 Steps, leaving behind your insecurities, diving in and giving it all you’ve got. I hope you enjoy our ‘full-speed ahead’ version of The 39 Steps. May it capture a part of you as well, or at the very least, get your old ticker pumping! – Tracy Labrosse

Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players production of The 39 Steps. What a wonderful way to lighten your spirits in the rainy, dreary days of February! We hope that you will leave Hendry Hall this evening with a smile on your face and a happy feeling. Enjoy the show! If you would like to join into the fun on and off stage, please check out our website North Van Community Players under the section Volunteer. We would love to have you aboard! – Fran Heaney

<b>Cast</b><b>Crew</b><b>Production Info</b><b>About the Company</b>
Character Played by
Hannay Dayleigh Nelson
Man 1 Derek Kaye
Man 2 Nick Palidwor
Annabella/Pamela/Margaret Clare Froud
Director Tracy Labrosse
Author Adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan’s novel
and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy film
Production Manager Sandy Branning
Stage Manager Leslie Whittaker
Set Design Clive Sanders, and Tracy Labrosse
Set Construction Clive Sanders, Gord Pope, Andrew Massil, and Ken Thibault
Set Decorator and Draperies Mitchell Mackay, and Sharon Alexander
Set Painter Rob Perron
Properties Carolyn Coles, Helen Dobric, Meghan McNeight, Solanges Santerre, and Sandy Branning
Lighting Designer Simon Drake
Sound Designers Nigel Barker
Lighting Operator Gary Logan
Sound Operator Amanda Froud
Costumes Breeze Dampsy, Margaret Lee, and Roseanne van Renesse
Hair and Make-Up Leslie Whittaker
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh, and Pam Kearns
Front-of-House Coordinator Mary Gray
Catering/Lobby Decorators Kathleen Denkewalter, Francesca Vivanti, and Judith Barkley White
Box Office Marie Brazier
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates February 5 to 20, 2016
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Comedic Mystery
Special Thanks To Heather Evens, Sean Ullman and the Metro Theatre, Dominique Labrosse and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, SMP Dramatic Society,
Lisa Hungle, Christine Williams, Andy Jones-Cox, Ray Boucher, Rod Carlson
Tracy Labrosse Director – Tracy is thrilled to be at the helm of one of her favourite plays of all time! Her recent directing credits include Bell, Book and Candle (Metro Theatre) and The Underpants (TOTC). Some of Tracy’s favourite on-stage credits include: The Understudy, Having Hope at Home, Moon Over Buffalo, and Doubt (NVCP), And Then There Were None (Metro Theatre), Bedroom Farce (TOTC), Living Together (Theatre West Van), and Wait Until Dark (Vagabond Players)..
Clare Froud Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela – Clare is thrilled to be working with this fantastic cast and crew and would like to thank Tracy for giving her the opportunity to play not just one but three roles in this fast paced, highly energetic show! Clare began treading the boards back in England, where credits include Gwendoline in The Importance of Being Earnest, Poopay Dayseer in Communicating Doors and Miss Julie in Miss Julie. Clare is delighted to be back on stage with NVCP and was most recently seen playing Vivian Bliss in Nurse Jane Goes To Hawaii and Alice in Snake In The Grass. Special thanks to her wife Amanda for her love and support. Enjoy the show!!.
Derek Kaye Man 1 – Playing a variety of characters, Derek is excited for his first performance with NVCP. He recently moved from Edmonton where he performed with the improv troupe, YEGDnD at the Edmonton Fringe Festival and also played the part of Ernie in the Walterdale’s production of A Man of No Importance. He would like to thank Tracy for giving him this opportunity and to the wonderful cast and crew for all their hard work. Don’t sit back and relax because it’s going to be a wild ride..
Dayleigh Nelson Richard Hannay – Dayleigh is a BC born, Vancouver-based actor. He frequently works in film/TV but still holds a place in his heart for his first love, theatre. This marks his debut performance with NVCP, having just appeared in A Murder is Announced with Theatre West Van. Oddly at home in whodunits and suspense plays, he relishes fighting to prove his innocence to you as Richard Hannay..
Nick Palidwor Man 2 – Nick is excited to share the stage with such a talented group of performers. This process has been a wonderful experience, and he hopes you enjoy the show. Many thanks to Camille for her continued support of Nick’s big dream to keep acting and performing – he really doesn’t know how to do much else. Nick is slowly working his way onto the big and small screen but will always hold live theatre close to his heart. Select credits include: The Understudy and The Drawer Boy (NVCP), Leading Ladies (Deep Cove Stage Society) and Living Together (Theatre West Van)..