THE 39 STEPS Runs Now thru 7/3 at Roxy Regional Theatre
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have the Roxy Regional Theatre's hilarious new offering, THE 39 STEPS, opening tonight, June 19, at 8pm.Packed with nonstop laughs, this two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is adapted by Patrick Barlow from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Eli Jolley (whom Roxy audiences may remember as Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby) stars as Richard Hannay, a man whose boring life is turned upside down when he meets a mysterious woman with a thick accent. Shortly after taking her home, however, the woman is murdered. Soon, an enigmatic spy organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on Hannay's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! In this fast-paced whodunit, a ridiculously talented cast of four -- rounded out by Alicia Jayne Kelly* (whose credits include Marty in the Broadway National Tour of Grease and Velma in the Broadway production of Chicago for Royal Caribbean cruise lines, as well as Nellie in South Pacific and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Roxy Regional Theatre), Josh Bernaski (Robbie in The Wedding Singer and The Wolf in Into the Woods at the Roxy Regional Theatre) and Daryl W. Phillipy -- takes on over 150 zany characters in a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Ken Grambihler, Hugh & Joy Hatcher, Walter & Cindy Marczak, and Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald. THE 39 STEPS runs tonight, June 19 through July 3, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, June 27. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Friday, June 19, is the theatre's traditional pay-what-you-can preview; all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for whatever price patrons wish to pay. Active-duty military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances. * Alicia Jayne Kelly is appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.