Magenta Theater Presents “The 39 Steps”

actors“Do you wish to be involved?” ~ this question, asked by a mysterious woman, sets Richard Hannay on the adventure of a lifetime.  Framed for murder, Hannay must travel across England and Scotland to uncover an international conspiracy as he tries to clear his name.  Along the way he finds himself manacled to a beautiful woman, surviving a perilous train chase, joining a parade, and interacting with a host characters.  Magenta Theater will be staging The 39 Steps this April 13-28.
The stage adaptation of The 39 Steps is based on the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller.  The play takes a comedic turn by having the entire cast of the movie played by just four actors.  The actors, while portraying over 100 different character, use every theater trick in the book to create a train chase, the Scottish moors, a manor house, a political rally, and much more using just a few items from around the theater.  The fast pace and physical nature of the stage show has caused The 39 Steps to be described as Hitchcock meets Monty Python.
The stage version of The 39 Steps began its life at a community theater in England before making its way to London and then over 1000 performances on Broadway in New York, where it won multiple Tony awards.  Magenta Theater is thrilled to bring this production to Vancouver, WA in a show that is sure to delight theater goers of all ages.
Tickets are $12-$15 and are available on the website at The theater is located in the heart of Vancouver, WA  at 606 Main St.  For Info call:  360-635 4358
Upcoming Shows at Magenta Theaer
Twelve Angry Women
June 15-29, 2012
By Sherman L. Segel, adapted from the television movie “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to details revealed in the courtroom. This exceptional piece of dramatic literature will be staged by an all-female ensemble consisting of Magenta Theater’s finest actors. Set, costumes and props will all be black, white and gray to reflect the black and white television era.
Something to Hide
October 12-27, 2012
By Leslie Sands
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
Set in an English-village weekend home of novelist Howard Holt and his well-to-do publisher wife, Karen, this disarming mystery will keep audiences guessing at each turn. After Karen arrives at the house, unexpectedly, and inadvertently runs over Howard’s young mistress with her car, the couple agrees to dispose of the body. The situation becomes more complicated with the arrival of an unconventional detective and the interference of village residents.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)
November 30-December 15, 2012
By Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvaraz.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Yes, it’s back! Our hugely successful Christmas 2009 production is back by popular demand! Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol every sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! (Note: Contents may vary.