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New York Deaf Theatre to Present 39 STEPS, 11/14-11/24

NEW YORK DEAF THEATRE is pleased to present their twist on Patrick Barlow's THE 39 STEPS, directed by James W. Guido, the fast-paced Hitchcock parody recently seen on Broadway, by presenting the play in two languages simultaneously--English and American Sign Language. THE 39 STEPS will play a two-week limited engagement at the Tada! Theatre (15 W. 28th St, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10001). Performances begin Thursday, November 14th and continue Sunday, November 24th. Opening Night is Thursday, November 14th (8 p.m.).

THE 39 STEPS is a fast-paced face that parodies the Hitchcock spy story of the same name. Four ridiculously talented deaf actors portray over 150 zany characters in American Sign Language while four insanely gifted voice actors simultaneously perform the same lines in English; making this performance accessible to both Deaf and hearing audiences.

In THE 39 STEPS, a man bored with his life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy and asks for his help. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "THE 39 STEPS" is hot on the mans' 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 makes for an unforgettable evening.

The production stars J. W. Guido+ as Clown 1, Olivia Howell~ as Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela, Carm King+ as Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela, Katie Mueller~ as Clown 2, Anne Tomasetti+ as Clown 2, Forrest Webber~ as Richard Hannay, Jake Winn~ as Clown 1, and Garrett Zuercher*+ as Richard Hannay.

*Actors Equity, +ASL Actor, ~Voice Actor

The production features scenic and prop design by Samuel Caraballo, costume design by Patricia Ordonez, and lighting design by Annie Wiegand. The voice actors will be producing the sound effects live and Conrado Johns is the stage manager.

THE 39 STEPS plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, November 24th: Wednesdays at 8 p.m, Thursdays at 8 p.m, Fridays at 8 p.m, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m, Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15-18 and are now available online at www.smarttix.com. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater's box office ½ hour prior to performance.



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