Auditions for Riverwalk Theatre's
The 39 Steps
Performances: March 14 - 24
January 6 & 7
Callbacks, January 8
Riverwalk Theatre Auditorium
1 women: age 25 to 40
, 3 men: ages 30 to 55
RICHARD HANNAY (age range 35+) The daring, leading man of the show;
charming, innocent, and charismatic. Must have great endurance and
superb comic timing. A commanding standard-British dialect is required.
ANNABELLE SCHMIDT/PAMELA/MARGARET (age range 25-40) This is the only
scripted female role in the show. The role calls for multiple dialects
The actor must play a paranoid German spy, a lower-class Scottish
farmer’s wife, and the upper class, British romantic, lead of the show.
All three dialects will be required. Must have excellent comic timing
and great versatility.
MAN #1 (age range 20-40) This role calls for exceptional physical and
verbal comic ability. Must be able to provide multiple dialects. This
actor plays multiple characters, sometimes simultaneously. Must be
highly athletic with great endurance and focus.
MAN #2 (age range 20-40) This role also calls for exceptional
physical and verbal comic ability. Must be able to provide multiple
dialects. This actor plays multiple characters, sometimes
simultaneously. Must be highly athletic with great endurance and focus.
January 9, 2013
In Rehearsal Hall
The 39 Steps written by Patrick Barlow was adapted from a 1915 play by John Buchan and a 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
This comedy-parody won the Olivier Award for best Comedy in 2007 and the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2008.
Nominated for four other Tony Awards, this serious spy story is played mainly for laughs in the style of Monty Python with a script full of allusions to and puns on the titles of past Alfred Hitchcock films like Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.
The plot centers around Richard Hannay, who meets spy Annabella Schmidt who is stabbed with a bread knife by the leader of an espionage organization called “The 39 Steps”. This quirky theatrical experience is a laugh a minute.