Elkhart Civic presents Hitchcock-based comedy '39 Steps'

BRISTOL — A hilarious spoof of the master of suspense, “The 39 Steps,” is coming to the Bristol Opera House.

The show will be on stage on May 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25. The production is directed by Demarée Dufour-Noneman, assisted by Marla Miller.

About the show

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 for anyone who loves the magic of theater.

This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. In “The 39 Steps,” a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When she is murdered, the man soon finds that a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on his trail in a cross-country manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. “The 39 Steps” is a blend of fast-moving performances and inventive stagecraft.

The cast

Richard Hannay- Collin Szymanski

Annabella/Pamela/Margaret- Leah Tipton

Clown- Vincent Bilancio

Clown- Craig Knight

Crew- Bonnie MacGowan, Teo Kingsley

Elkhart Civic Theatre receives support from Laura and Jack B. Smith and Gaska Tape, WNIT PBS Michiana, Label Logic Inc. and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.