“Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps”
Wyatt Pavilion Theatre
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents this acclaimed comedy in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre — the university’s oldest building in its 110th anniversary year in 2017.
In “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented small cast), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
“Theatre at its finest!… Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.”- The New York Times