The Sehome Drama fall play "The 39 Steps" brought both dangerous spies and hilarious antics to The Little Theatre stage. The play opened this month and delighted audiences with the adventures of Richard Hannay, a Canadian bachelor who stumbles into a dangerous plot while living in London. When a mysterious woman is killed in his flat, Hannay is launched into a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious organization called The 39 Steps. Along the way, the dashing but increasingly harried Hannay encounters zany characters like Mr. Memory, the Crofter, Professor Jordan and many, many more.
Based on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, the style of The 39 Steps matched the iconic director's film noir style, referencing films like The Rear Window and North By Northwest. With over 150 different characters the cast and crew in The 39 Steps had to keep up a speedy pace backstage with multiple quick-changes, shadow projections and scene changes which required the participation of everyone on stage. With such an epic performance, the audiences of The 39 Steps were left dazzled each night.