google-site-verification=ye_lCxMZD4N83x5XzlU2xz8hRcFdgE9E08yxddufiQ4 THE 39 STEPS | Constellation Theatre Company | Washington D.C.
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The 39 Steps

from the novel by John Buchan

from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock

adapted by Patrick Barlow

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.

Run Time: 2 hours, plus 1 intermission

In The News

“Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy."  -  The New York Times

Winner! 2007 Laurence Olivier Award, Best New Comedy

Creative Team


Nick Olcott#

Movement Director 

Mark Jaster

Scenic Designer

A.J. Guban^

Costume Designer

Sabrina Mandell

Lighting Designer

A.J. Guban^

Sound Designer

Gordon Nimmo-Smith

Fight & Intimacy Director 

Jenny Male

Assistant Director

Rebecca Wahls

Dialect Coach

Teresa Spencer

Production Stage Manager

Paula Fritz

Production ASM

Evangelina Hakes


Ayla E. Taffel


Hannah Katherine Herold

Technical Director

Mike Salmi

Scenic Artist

Megan Hart

Master Electrician

Hailey LaRoe

Light Board Programmer

Ben Harvey

Audio 1

Michelle Janota

^ Member of USA Local 829

# Member of SDC

Richard Hannay
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*Member of Actors' Equity Association

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