Department of Music & Theatre
THE 39 STEPS
THE 39 STEPS, adapted from John Buchan's spy novel and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, tells the story of a man with a boring life who 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.
The entire production of The 39 Steps is performed with a small cast of actors portraying the hero; his three different love interests; and two other actors who play every other character in the show. The seriousness of the film is portrayed in a humorous way in the play, and the script alludes to other Hitchcock films.
UNA Summer Theatre’s production of The 39 Steps is directed by two-time Tony-nominated director Randal Myler. Myler directed Summer Theatre 2012's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, the premiere production in the newly constructed George S. Lindsey Theatre. He also directed and co-wrote Summer Theatre 2013's smash hit Hank Williams: Lost Highway.
UNA Theatre faculty Charlton James returns to the Summer Theatre stage as the play's hero. Summer Theatre veterans Bryan Hall (2012's Tuna Does Vegas) and Brian Sloan (2011's Death of a Salesman) play heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object. UNA Theatre students Spencer Cantrell, Adam St. John, and Bailey Kimbrough play the hero's three love interests.