Welcome to Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at Perseverance Theatre!
It’s the 33rd Season at Perseverance Theatre and I have the honor of directing the first show. The 39 Steps is a theatrical romp based on a novel by John Buchan, adapted by Alfred Hitchcock for the 1935 film and adapted again by Patrick Barlow based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Whew!
It’s part homage to Hitchcock, part tribute to the Theatre and an all-around good time!
Of course, we’ve been working behind the scenes for many months – designing, casting and working toward bringing this wonderful adventure to life. In that time, I’ve been reading a wonderful blog that Ken Davenport, a New York Theatre Producer, has been doing for his Broadway revival of Godspell (http://www.godspellblog.com). It’s a wonderful behind the scenes look at how a show gets made that he started with 100 days to go until opening. I realized what a treat it would be to do that with our show and when I realized that our first rehearsal was exactly 39 days from Opening night (Sept. 23rd), I didn’t see a way we couldn’t do it.
So, we will take you behind the scenes with a little something each day: set designs, costumes, who’s who on the team, marketing, etc. As much as we can, we will bring you on this ride with us. Enjoy the adventure and we will see you in…
Bostin Christopher, Director