SRO Theatre Company Closes Season with THE 39 STEPS

SRO Theatre Company Closes Season with THE 39 STEPS

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season will conclude with the Tony Award winning comedy The 39 Steps. This fast-paced whodunit, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, is a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft.

The production, directed by SRO Theatre Artistic Director Kristofer Green will play the Columbus Performing Arts Center's Shedd Theatre beginning with a preview performance on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The comedy will officially open on Friday, June 9, 2017 and will run through Sunday, June 18, 2017.

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! The slapstick comedy mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, adds in a dash of Monty Python and delivers a treat packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

The 39 Steps features a talented local cast that includes Bradley Barbin as Richard Hannay and Erynn Robe as Annabella, Margaret and Pamela. Brandon Boring and Christina Yoho will play the other roles in the show including heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object.

Tickets for The 39 Steps are on sale now at or by calling the SRO Theatre Company ticket line at 614-487-3324. Tickets cost $22 for Adults and $20 for students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more receive a 25% discount off the regular ticket price.


Committed to producing both classic and contemporary works that break cultural and generational boundaries, SRO Theatre Company continues to operate as one of Columbus' oldest not-for-profit theaters. In SRO's 33 year history, it has won international acclaim for the quality of its productions, its depth and diversity and the excellence of its many community programs.

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