This fall, The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is bringing its audience the hilarity and mayhem of the fast-paced spy comedy, THE 39 STEPS. Based on John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film adaptation, THE 39 STEPS is a unique theatrical experience – a show that’s equal parts quick-change comedy and thrilling spy story.
In pre-World War II London, Richard Hannay, a man with a mundane existence, finds himself pursued by a mysterious organization known only as the ‘39 Steps.’ Soon after, a woman he just met is murdered in his apartment, sending the man on the run to Scotland in search of a spy who might be able to provide answers and exoneration. Along the way, he escapes capture by climbing on top of a moving train, survives a fall from a bridge, and evades the guns of a bi-plane sent to hunt him on the Scottish Moors. His search for answers leads to the heart of a far-reaching conspiracy and into the arms of Pamela, a young woman who has become snared in the same web.
The four-person cast is evenly split between Cabaret veterans and newcomers. John Stadelman, who’s performed in more than a dozen shows at the Cab, comes back to play Richard Hannay. Katie Worley, whose Cabaret credits include What A Glorious Feeling, Let’s Misbehave, and The Winter Wonderettes, plays the spy and two other principal women in the show. Justin Waggle and Stephen Kline, both newcomers to the Cabaret, shoulder the responsibility of playing the rest of the 140 or so characters, male and female, comic and villainous.
THE 39 STEPS opens on Friday, September 11th and runs through Sunday, November 8th, 2015, with a low-priced Preview on Thursday, September 10th. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1pm and evening performances begin at 8pm on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Preview tickets are $21 for all seats. Tickets for other performances are $35 with $21 bistro seating available for all performances. The Cabaret offers a 20% discount for groups larger than ten. $10 student rush tickets are available at the door. For additional information, or, to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit www.oregoncabaret.com.