Bootless Stageworks Partners with Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry for Food Drive at THE 39 STEPS

Bootless Stageworks Partners with Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry for Food Drive at THE 39 STEPS

Contrary to Alfred Hitchcock's tendency for horror, Bootless Stageworks is using the master of suspense's play, The 39 Steps, as an opportunity to spread the love. Pairing with the Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Bootless encourages theater patrons to bring canned goods for donation in exchange for a reduced ticket price to the Hitchcock production.

"We're very excited to work with the Food Pantry at St. Stephen's," says Jacqueline Phillips, marketing coordinator at Bootless Stageworks. "We're staging this production in the church's theater venue, so the collaboration seemed like a perfect fit. We are eager for the chance to connect with our neighbors and make a positive impact on our community."

Since 1959, Lutheran Community Services has been serving low-income families in New Castle County with emergency food, housing, and other services. Volunteers operate what has become the largest and busiest pantry five days a week, serving those in need in Wilmington.

Patrons who bring a canned good, or non-perishable food item, will receive $5 off regular adult admission to any performance of The 39 Steps at the door. All donations directly benefit the Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry.

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit with a splash of Monty Python-esque humor. Richard Hannay (Josh Innerst) has a boring life until he meets a woman (Sarah Joy Stone) with a thick accent who says she's a spy. He takes her home, and she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on Hannay's trail after they launch a nationwide manhunt.

Performances run the weekends of May 9th through May 17th, with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 11 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church (1301 North Broom Street, Wilmington). For specific times and tickets, please visit

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