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The 39 Steps

1835 14th Street, NW Washington

A cast of four actors embodies over 150 characters in this fast-paced and riotously funny remix of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 spy thriller film. In 1930s London, the dashing Richard Hannay starts his evening at the theatre and ends it mistakenly accused of murder. Caught in a maze of espionage, near-death escapes, and flirtatious entanglements, our hero careens across Britain in search of a plausible alibi and the true identity of the killer. This two-time Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning whodunit is both utterly ridiculous and ridiculously entertaining as it lovingly spoofs the iconic cinematic tropes of film noir.

Thru - Mar 8, 2020

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 202-315-1305

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BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...I have no doubt that the pacing and style will find their footing through the run. You can't blame the actors, all of whom are very good, for seeming to lose steam in what is essentially a 2-hour sprint! At its best, the play is sharp, funny, and a terrific example of what can be accomplished in the theatre with creativity and intention. I look forward to seeing the show later in the run when all the great aspects have grown stronger and the kinks have gotten worked out."
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James McQuillen

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Director Nick Olcott, with the assistance of movement director Mark Jaster and fight and intimacy coordinator Jenny Male, masterminded this marvelously detailed theatrical device, delivering each comic moment with perfect timing and just the right degree of knowing wink. Save for a brief lull as Hannay and Pamela try to figure out their relationship in the second act, the antic pace takes the audience briskly from one laugh to another. I’d have loved to be a fly on the wall of the rehearsal process that led to the final, quite wonderful result."
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Bob Ashby

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...Overall, "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps" is a masterfully done production that makes for a remarkably entertaining night of theatre and I highly recommend that you do not miss this fabulous and fun show by Annapolis Shakespeare Company."
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Liz Ruth-Brinegar

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