Langhorne Players Wrap 72nd Season With The Classic THE 39 STEPS
September 22, 2019
Langhorne Players at the Spring Garden Mill coclude n their 72nd season with one of the most successful comedies of the past twenty years, The 39 Steps. At once a parody of and an homage to John Buchan's novel and Alfred Hitchcock's film, The 39 Steps won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play. The London production ran over nine years, making it the fifth longest running play in West End history. It tells the story of Richard Hannay, an everyday London man who becomes caught up in a shadowy spy ring after meeting an alluring young woman. He soon finds himself on the run, bound for Scotland in search of the mystery behind the secretive 39 Steps. (more...)
At once a parody of and an homage to the classic John Buchan novel and Alfred Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps is one of the most successful stage comedies of this century, having played for nine years in London and winning Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards. Join Richard Hannay as he attempts to outrun a shadowy spy ring in search of the mysterious 39 steps in this "inventively astonishing" (New York Daily News) spoof, complete with train chase and our hero dangling from a cliff by his fingertips!