Submission deadline June 30 at midnight
Calling all New England playwrights! Submit your original works for the 2014 New Works Festival!
Wed, May 29 & Thurs, May 30
Sun, June 2
Four scenes from four plays about four very different families, presented by our own SRT!
The 39 Steps
Thu-Sat evenings at 8pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm
Directed by Tim Diering
The 39 Steps, Broadway’s longest running comedy!
WINNER! 2 Tony and Drama Desk Awards
WINNER! Best New Comedy Laurence Olivier Award
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 theatre! This 2-timy tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage 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 he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called, “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.
The amazingly talented cast is comprised of local seasoned actors who have the skills needed to deliver this fast paced comedic satire, including Conner Moroney, Ashley Risteen, Stephen Faria, and James Manclark.
Words from the Director, Tim Diering:
“The play is nothing if not an immense, enormous joyful and truly heartfelt celebration of the magic of the theater. It’s more than a play, or a comedy – it is passionate hallelujah to the theater gods. It is a tribute – in style, concept and execution – to the exuberant spirit of the old summer stocks – where gifted performers banded together to present a play simply because they loved performing. I’ve described this play as a cross between Monty Python, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ringling Brothers. You could also toss in some Marx Brothers, a little Peter Sellers, and perhaps some Steve Martin – and you’d have a pretty good idea of how intensely funny – and entertaining – this play will be.”
Produced by special arrangement with Samual French Inc. Adapted by Patrick Barlow. From the novel by John Buchan. From the movie of Alfred Hitchcoc.k Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited. An original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.
This event is produced entirely by the Firehouse with the help and financial support of several anonymous donations. In 2011 and 2012, the Firehouse mounted three other successful main stage productions of Proof, The Gin Game, and Doubt.
$25 Adults • $23 Members/Seniors/Students