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Auditions for The 39 Steps

Director Sarah Walker Thornton will hold auditions on Dec. 11 and 12th at the Cloverdale Playhouse.

Sign up from 6:30-7pm. Auditions begin at 7pm.

Our Story: THE 39 STEPS is a creative theatrical adaptation of the novel turned Alfred Hitchcock film. Richard Hannay, bored in London, meets a mysterious woman who says she’s a spy.

When she is murdered in his flat, he is accused, and the only way to clear his name is to uncover the meaning of the “39 Steps,” a secret she spoke of with her dying breath. A manhunt ensues. Hannay, unsure of whom he can trust, crisscrosses England and Scotland on a thrilling adventure involving “train chases, plane crashes, shadowy murders, beautiful spies, trilbied heavies, dastardly villains” and of course love, as he races against time to save England and the world.

Character Breakdown All of the characters in the show are portrayed by these 4 actors.

This is a fast-paced, ridiculous comedy that requires a cast of actors who are versatile, skilled with physical comedy and characterization, and most importantly, are willing to PLAY. Three of the actors will speak in a handful of different dialects, so a strong ear for accents and/or willingness to learn accents is a major plus. Please visit http://www.cloverdaleplayhouse.org/auditions-test to see the audition sides.

Understudies needed. Given our 2016 track record of understudies going on, we're serious about this.

Richard Hannay: Male, 35-45 “An attractive man, not too young and not too old…relatively ordinary… thinks of himself as commonplace…is drawn in against his best judgment into a mystery he vaguely understands…” The actor playing this role will not play any other characters. Must be able to do/develop a standard British dialect.

Pamela/Annabella/Margaret: Female, 25-40 One actress will play all three roles.

  • Pamela: the classic Hitchcock leading lady; beautiful, stylish, intelligent, and feisty.
  • Annabella Schmidt: a mysterious German beauty being pursued by spies; an agent in a life-or-death game of espionage.
  • Margaret: a fresh and innocent Scottish farmwife. Must be able to do/develop a Standard British, German, and Scottish dialect.

Clown 1: Male, 25-40 A superb comic character actor who will play many roles, with ages ranging from teens-60s, male and female. Must be able to do/develop a Cockney, Standard British, and Scottish dialect.

Clown 2: Male, 35-60 A superb comic character actor who will play many roles, with ages ranging from teens-60s, male and female. Must be able to do/develop a Cockney, Standard British, and Scottish dialect.

NOT interested in being onstage, but ready to be part of the Playhouse team? We couldn't present a single play without our volunteer crew members who create our costumes, sets, and lighting, or who help with opening night receptions, or who answer phones and sell tickets. Let us know what you'd like to try! Some people help daily, some monthly, others one show per year. We respect your schedule and truly appreciate your time.

Join us as we launch our 6th Season as Montgomery's community theater. Never stop playing!

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