THE 39 STEPS - Town & Country Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted May 17, 2024
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THE 39 STEPS - Town & Country Players

Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8:00PM
Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and 12 at 2:00 PM
Saturday June 1, 10am-3pm
Sunday June 2, 11am-4pm
Buckingham Township Building
Lahaska Room - Lower Level
4613 Hughesian Dr
Buckingham, PA 18912

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CALLBACKS (by invitation only):
Saturday, June 8, 4-7pm
Buckingham Township Building
4613 Hughesian Dr
Buckingham, PA 18912

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The 39 Steps will be performed at Town & Country Players Theater, 4158 York Road, Buckingham, Pa 18912

Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Rehearsals will be held three (3) days a week on a Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday rotation. Due to the small cast size, the cast should expect to be at all rehearsals unless there is a stated conflict or holiday.

Tech Week will run from Saturday, September 21, 2024 through
Thursday, September 26, 2024
No conflicts will be considered during Tech Week and/or any performance.

All conflicts must be disclosed at time of audition - no exceptions

This is a non-Equity production and all roles are unpaid.

Town & Country Players Theater is committed to our mission of diversity, equity and inclusion. We desire to cast shows that reflect our common humanity and create safe, welcoming environments. All roles are open to performers of any race, gender or identity.

PLEASE NOTE: Actors auditioning should possess a moderate to high level of agility. Scripted characters are required to climb ladders; move set pieces and physically maneuver their bodies through small spaces. Actors must be comfortable with non-intimate physical contact between characters. This show will run without intermission and has a 90 minute run time.

Audition Requirements:

Individuals auditioning for The 39 Steps will be asked to read sides from the script. Sides will be provided at time of audition slot confirmation. It is preferable that auditioning actors be confident with various dialects including British Received Pronunciation, Scottish, Irish and/or Cockney accents.

Please provide a headshot and resume at the time of audition.

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Auditioning candidates are encouraged to contact Producer Suzanne Ardite via email with any questions or concerns at

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 theater! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. 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! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.

Character Breakdown:

Richard Hannay: Prototypical 1930’s Leading Man. Suave, dashing and debonair. He is witty, intelligent and resourceful. This actor will maintain a British accent and be adept at physical comedy. Must possess stamina enough to perform on stage for the entirety of the show.
Male identifying character; Age Range: late 20’s - early 50’s.

Annabella/Pamela/Margaret: Primarily the 1930’s ingenue but also plays a Russian spy and a Scottish farmer’s wife. This actor will be comfortable with physical comedy and confident in performing with applicable accents. Ability to create and perform as three distinctive characters is essential.
Female identifying character; Age Range: late 20’s - early 50’s.

Clown #1 and Clown #2: The two clowns portray over 150 roles over the course of the play and are essentially EVERYONE that the two leads are not. These actors must be physically agile and have the endurance to be present on stage for the majority of the show and change quickly between characters. Should be able to create and perform distinct characterizations through use of accents and vocals. Comedic timing is ESSENTIAL! Must be able to lift certain set pieces and move adroitly throughout the stage and between roles.
Male identifying characters; Age Range: late 20’s - early 50’s

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