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La Mirada And McCoy Rigby Present THE 39 STEPS In LA, Opens 1/20


La Mirada and McCoy Rigby are set to present the third show of their 2011-2012 season with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere production of THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow (based on the Alfred Hitchcock film) and directed by Jessica Kubzansky.

The cast of THE 39 STEPS will feature Troubadour Theater Company’s Matt Walker, Andrew Borba, Dana Green and David McBean. THE 39 STEPS will open on Friday, January 20, 2012 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 21) and run through Sunday, February 12, 2012 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

About the show: "Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is 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! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!"


Jessica Kubzansky (Director) is the Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, and an award-winning director working nationally in a wide variety of venues such as South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Silk Road, The Aurora, The Publick, and many others. At Boston Court she has directed Tennessee Williams' Camino Real, Brecht/Hare's Mother Courage(with Camille Saviola), and many world premieres: Jordan Harrison's Futura, Laura Schellhardt’s Courting Vampires, Salamone/McIntyre’s Gulls (a musical adaptation of The Seagull), Mickey Birnbaum’s Bleed Rail, Carlos Murillo’s Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & 32, Jean-Claude van Itallie’s Light, and Cody Henderson’s Cold/Tender. Recently elsewhere: Julia Cho’s The Language Archive (East/West Players), Jennifer Haley’s Breadcrumbs,Hamlet with Leo Marks, Winter's Tale (Theater 150), Mauritius (Pasadena Playhouse), The Glass Menagerie, Toys in the Attic, Heartbreak House (The Colony Theatre), world premieres of Julie Hébert’s Tree (EST/[Inside the Ford]), Bryan Davidson’s War Music (Geffen Playhouse), Bob Clyman’s Tranced (Laguna Playhouse), Salamone/McIntyre’s Moscow (Playwrights’ Arena/Chekhov Now, NYC), Tom Jacobson’s The Orange Grove (Playwrights’ Arena), plus Sheila Callaghan's Kate Crackernuts (24th Street Theatre), Measure for Measure (A Noise Within), Two Gentleman of Verona (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), and many more. Previously at La Mirada: Dancing at Lughnasa. Kubzansky is the recipient of the LA Drama Critics Circle's Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre.

Patrick Barlow (Adaptor) created The National Theatre of Brent in 1980, in which he plays Artistic Director and Chief Executive Desmond Olivier Dingle. Their legendary two-man epics for the theatre include The Charge of the Light Brigade, Zulu!, The Black Hole of Calcutta, Wagner's Right Cycle, The Messiah (Tricycle Theatre), The Complete Guide to Sex, The Greatest Story Ever Told (Tricycle Theatre), Love Upon the Throne: The Charles and Diana Story(Olivier Award nomination), and The Wonder of Sex. The National Theatre of Brent now consists of Mr. Barlow, John Ramm, and Martin Duncan. Mr. Barlow also wrote the libretto for Judgement of Paris for the Covent Garden Venture (music by John Woolrich) and Requiem for a Relationship for the Gogmagog Theatre Company (music by Django Bates). His film and television writing credits include Messiah, Van Gogh (Prix Futura Berlin Film Festival),Revolution!! (Best Comedy Film, Jerusalem Film Festival), The Young Visiters starring Jim Broadbent and Hugh Laurie, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, The Ghost of Faffner Hall, Scarfe on Sex, Mighty Movements from World History, True Adventures of Christopher Columbus, Queen of the East, Massive Landmarks of the 20th Century. His radio writing includes "The Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare," "The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience" with Imelda Staunton; and with The National Theatre of Brent, "All the World's a Globe" (Sony Radio Award and Premier Ondas Award for Best European Comedy) and "The Complete and Utter History of the Mona Lisa" (Sony Gold Award for Best Comedy, New York FestivAl Gold Award for Best Comedy). As an actor, Mr. Barlow's theatre credits include The Knack, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Loot, The Common Pursuit, Silly Cow, and Toad in Alan Bennett's The Wind in the Willows. He also appeared in the films Shakespeare in Love, Notting Hill, The Girl from Rio, Bridget Jones' Diary, and most recently Nanny McPhee. His television acting credits include "Talk to Me," "All Passion Spent," "Aristophanes," "Cow," "French and Saunders," "Absolutely Fabulous," "A Bit of Fry and Laurie," "Is it Legal?," "Goodbye Mr. Steadman," "Hans Christian Andersen," "Murder in Suburbia," "Shakespeare's Happy Endings," "Marple," and "Jam and Jerusalem." Mr. Barlow won an Olivier Award and a What's Onstage Award for Best New Comedy for his adaptation of The 29 Steps.

The cast of THE 39 STEPS will feature: Troubadour Theater Company’s Matt Walker, Andrew Borba, Dana Green and David McBean.

THE 39 STEPS has assembled an award-winning design team. The Lighting Design is by Steven Young. The Sound Design is by John Zalewski. The stage manager is William Coiner.


THE 39 STEPS will begin performances on Friday, January 20, 2012 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 21) and runs for four weeks through Sunday, February 12.

Performances will be 7:30pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; and 2pm on Sundays.

There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, January 21. There will be talk-back sessions following the performances on Wednesday, January 25 & Wednesday, February 8.
Tickets range from $35 - $50 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre’s website, or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior, Children and group discounts are available.

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