Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS to Bring Summer Chills to the Alley

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS to Bring Summer Chills to the Alley

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, the Exxon Mobil Summer Chills production offering a fun and exciting escape from the sizzling summer heat.


Based on the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, THE 39 STEPS is adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Mark Shanahan, and runs July 21 - August 20 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are available now at alleytheatre.org.

Comedy-thriller adventure Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 eccentric characters all played by four actors, is a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft that amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure. A mysterious organization "The 39 Steps" is hot on an ordinary man's trail in a nationwide manhunt, after a woman who claimed to be a spy is murdered. What follows is an exhilarating mix of Hitchcock masterpiece, juicy spy novel intrigue, and a dash of Monty Python madcap in a fast-paced whodunit perfect for all ages.

Alley Resident Company Members Elizabeth Bunch (As You Like It, Dracula) and Todd Waite (An Act of God, Around the World in 80 Days) lead the cast of Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS. Houston native Mark Price (Sherlock Holmes and the Suicide Club, Broadway: Mary Poppins) returns to the Alley while Bruce Warren (Theatre Squared: The Ding Dong, Off-Broadway: The Road to Qatar!) makes his Alley debut.

Director and Alley veteran Mark Shanahan (Hand to God, Around the World in 80 Days) returns to direct Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at the Alley.

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS creative team includes scenic design by Hugh Landwehr, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting by Rui Rita, sound design by Ryan Rumery, dialect and text coaching by Pamela Prather, movement coaching by Jen Waldman and stage managers Rebecca D. Hamlin and Kristen Larson.

Performances of Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPSare now on sale and start at $26. Discounted tickets are available for any student, regardless of age, with a valid student ID for $16 for designated performances in designated sections. Military and senior discounts are available. Tickets can be ordered online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713-220-5700).

Season Tickets can be ordered online (alleytheatre.org ) or by phone (713-220-5700). Subscribers can purchase a 5-play package containing Cleo, The Great Society, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Satchmo at the Waldorf, and Holmes and Watson; prices range from $125-$465. An 8-play package is also available containing all the plays in the 5-play package plus Describe the Night; Lover, Beloved; and The Cake, with prices from $198-$649.

The Alley Theatre is supported by the 2017-2018 season sponsor United Airlines, the official airline of the Alley Theatre; and Lynn Wyatt. Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps is sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Exxon Mobil and Supporting Sponsor Four Seasons Hotel Houston.

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