Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2017-2018 Season: Music & Mystery
Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2017-2018 Season: Music & Mystery

The 39 Steps




September 22 - October 1

Adapted by Patrick Barlow

Directed by Michael Walker

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! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat-of-a-mystery is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! It's fun for ages 11 and up.

Clockwise from top left: Gary Wise, Dylan Davis, Drew Baker, Jeff Wilson Clockwise from top left: Gary Wise, Dylan Davis, Drew Baker, Jeff Wilson


Gary Wise - Richard Hannay

Drew Baker/Elizabeth Ward - Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela
Jeff Wilson - Clown 1 (Mr. Memory, Heavy 1, Mrs. Higgins, Salesman 1, Paperboy, Policeman 1, John McTyte, Pilot 1, Mrs. Louisa Jordan, Inspector, Mr. MQuarrie, Mrs. McGarrigle)
Dylan Davis - Clown 2 (Compere, Heavy 2, Milkman, Salesman 2, Policeman 2, Porter, Pilot 2, Professor, Sheriff, Mr. Dunwoody, Mr. McGarrigle, Inspector Albright)

Performance Dates


Friday, September 22 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 23 - 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 24 - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, September 27 - 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 28 - 7:30 pm

Friday, September 29 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 30 - 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 1 - 2:00 pm


Adapted by Patrick Barlow

From the novel by John Buchan

From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
Original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble

Directed by Michael Walker

Production Credits

Stage Manager - Meredith Parr

Technical Designer - Wheeler Kincaid

Costume Designer - Jeanette Waterman

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?
    A little less than two hours, including intermission.
  • Will there be an intermission?
    Yes, there will be one 15-minute intermission, during which concessions may be purchased in our lobby. 
  • Should I bring the kids?
    This production is recommended for ages 11 and up.
  • What themes are explored in the play?
    This production is a comedic mystery thriller without much commentary on social or political issues.
  • Does the play’s text contain offensive language?
    There is some mild language in the script.
  • Does the play contain violence?
    Yes. Some of the characters engage in physical altercations, including knife and gun violence. A prop gun containing "blanks" will be fired multiple times on stage.
  • Does the play contain the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs?
    Yes, the characters do occassionally consume alcohol.
  • Does the play contain nudity or other adult situations?
    There is no overt nudity, however there are romantic situations.

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Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
One hour prior to performances

9500 Old Greensboro Road #135
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405




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