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The Gallery Players Presents THE 39 STEPS

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Gallery Players announces its second show of its 50th season with the award-winning show, The 39 Steps. A suspenseful, melodramatic romantic-comedy written by Patrick Barlow, based on the film by Alfred Hitchcock and book by John Buchan, it leads us through a madcap world of spies, intrigue, and larger than life characters. Part film noir, part Monty Python, The 39 Steps is a delightful evening of mystery and comedy.

The 39 Steps is a decorated production that won both the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design. The 39 Steps' first production was directed by Fiona Buffini and produced on stage by North Country Theatre in April 1996 at the Georgian Theatre, Richmond, North Yorkshire. It then was mounted at the Tricycle Theater in London in 2006 transferred to the Criterion theater where delighted and thrilled audiences until closing in 2015. It received its American debut at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, from September 14, 2007-October 14, 2007. The Broadway premiere production began previews on January 4, 2008 and officially opened on January 15 at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre.

The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay, who, bored by the lack of diversions in his life, seeks a frivolous night out at the theatre. That fateful decision leads him to more diversion that he had thought possible when a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy lures him into a world of intrigue. When she winds up dead in his flat, he flees London with the police hot on his trail leading them through all of Britain in his quest to clear his name and save his country.

The 39 Steps opens Saturday, October 29th, and runs for 12 performances through Sunday, November 13th, 2016. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, andSaturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. The second and third, Saturdays will also have matinees at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). The 39 Steps is an approved Actors Equity Association showcase.

Bringing The 39 Steps to the Gallery Stage is Executive Producer, Mark Harborth; Producer, Jonathan-Bruce King; Director, Mark Gallagher; Scenic Design, Laura Drucker; Lighting Design, Savannah Bell; Costume Design, Tony Johnson; Properties Design, Julie Epstein; Sound Design, Ian O'Loughlin; Production Stage Manager, Marisa Kilgallen; Assistant Stage Managers Jaime Rossow and Stephen Witkiewicz; and an ensemble including: Alister Austin, Amanda Baxter*, Whit Leyenberger, and Kayla Ryan Walsh (*member of Actor's Equity Association).

Following the Sunday, November 6th, matinee, the audience is invited to GalleryTalks, a brief, complimentary post-show event at which they can openly discuss topical facets of the show and the production with theatre scholars, the director and the cast.

ABOUT THE GALLERY PLAYERS


A New York institution since 1967-nearly 50 years-The Gallery Players' season comprises three plays and three musicals from both the classic and contemporary repertoire; the season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which workshops and presents world premier productions of works by emerging playwrights. Gallery has received the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It, and has earned the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret."

The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Take the F Train to 4th Avenue or the R Train to 9th Street. By car: the BQE to Hamilton Avenue, to 14th Street. Website: http://galleryplayers.com.


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