“Theatre at its finest…Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.”  

– The New York Times


Adapted by Patrick Barlow

From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
And an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

directed by Brendan Burke

June 23rd – July 9th


This June, SHADOWLAND is thrilled to share the hilarious and Hitchcockian classic THE 39 STEPS in The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES, our new intimate black box theatre.  

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 characters, resulting in a riotous evening of pure pleasure.

Director Brendan Burke

Brendan is in his 19th year as Artistic Director of SHADOWLAND STAGES, where he has directed and/or produced over 100 productions, including LIFESPAN OF A FACT, THE JAG, ELEMENO PEA, RIPCORD, THE FOREIGNER, THE SEAFARER, BOEING-BOEING, LAST GAS, THE LADIES MAN, YANKEE TAVERN, RED HERRING, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, LEND ME A TENOR, THE DRAWER BOY, STONES IN HIS POCKETS, PROOF, AMERICAN BUFFALO, A WALK IN THE WOODS, A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS, AND THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), among others. This June, Mr. Burke will direct a new play at Durango Playfest in Colorado starring Richard Kind and Wendie Malick. Mr. Burke is also an instructor in the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz, and excited to run his first marathon this November in NYC.


Jessica Lòpez-Barkl
Eric Bryant*
Laura Cable*
Andy McCain*


Brendan Burke^, Director

Michael Frederic, Assistant Director

Nicole Caroselli*, Stage Manager

Brett Owen*, Assistant Stage Manager

Jeff Knapp, Sound Design

Jeremy Johnson, Lighting Design

Christina English, Costume Design

Cindy Johnson, Wig Design

Holly Budd, Costume Assistant

Brendan Cicardo, Overhire

THE 39 STEPS is presented by arrangement from Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc

*Denotes member, Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers. ^Denotes member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society


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