The 39 Steps
June 10-12, 2014

----CAST----

Wayne Blum

Sue Garcia

Andy Hampton

Maureen Hutchinson

Carol Kruskamp

Denny Moore

--FOLEY SOUND EFFECTS

Maureen Hutchinson

Carol Kruskamp

Wayne Blum

Sue Garcia

Andy Hampton

----CREW----

Miriam Gilberg-Director  

Bert Emma-Director             

Nancy Evans-Musical Direction       

Sharen Connolly-Costume Design & Make Up 

John McGuidwin-Photography & Props    

Linda Gillot-Programs 

Judy Brannan-Publicity & Fundraising

Jean Malcom-Scenic Design
 Ron Craddock-Lights
ean Malcom-Sound & Special Effects
Dale Hoberg-Weapons Master
Mary Quisenberry--Box Office 
Helen O’Keefe-House Management

This Cresswind Neighborhood Theatre's first production was sold out all three nights of the run of the show.  Everyone's participation, attendance, understanding and support is greatly appreciated.

 

Inspired by Hitchcock's classic tale and performed as a live period radio play, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents, after a disturbance at a music hall.

Later that night, Annabella is murdered and Hannay must then try to break the spy ring and prove his innocence. From an epic train chase to a feisty love interest, Hannay has his work cut out for him as he searches for the truth about The 39 Steps.

Live radio broadcasting began in the 1920s and progressed through the ‘50s until the advent and eventual success of the “television.”  Prior to the 1950s, families, friends, and community members would gather around the radio to hear world news, music, and productions featuring westerns, mysteries, romances, and comedies.

Whatever the genre, radio broadcasts brought people together and provided an escape from the oftentimes hard and difficult lives of the peoplecomprising the radio audience.  One of the joys provided by “old time radio” was the ability of several sound teams to duplicate the sounds of door knocks, footsteps, crackling fire (twisting cellophane), footsteps in the snow (squeezing a box of cornstarch), and rattlesnakes (shaking a stapled Dixie cup containing six to eight BBs).  In The 39 Steps, a plethora of sound effects makes this suspense mystery come to life.
 

What are The 39 Steps?  The answer to this question will showcase the mystery of this fast-paced suspenseful 1940s radio show.  Written in 1915 by John Buchan, The 39 Steps became an Alfred Hitchcock classic movie in 1935, and most recently premiered in Georgia on October 17, 2008, as part of Vintage Hitchcock:  A Live Radio Play, by the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, Georgia.  The play is about a man (Richard Hannay) in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies called The 39 Steps from stealing top-secret information.  When the agent is killed, and Hannay stands accused of the murder, he goes on the run with an attractive woman to save himself and stop the spy ring.


Sandra Edwards

Dramaturg

The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play Prompt Book      View     The Prompt Book contains all of the files, reports, etc. associated with the production of the 39 Steps.            May 12, 2014, 8:05 AM          Bert Emma

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