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The 39 Steps

Any of our actors can play Hannay

Any of our actors can play Hannay

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Hannay is being followed by Russian Spies

Everyone wants the contents of the notebook

Villains could be lurking around any corner

One never knows whom to trust

The police think Hannay committed a murder

Hannay's friend the spy is killed, and he or she must carry on the mission alone

May 2013: The 39 Steps

Richard Hannay, who appears ordinary, is drawn against his best judgement into a mystery. The police and the establishment are chasing him. A long-form improvised spy thriller based on the classic John Buchan novel, it's a different conspiracy every night. Hannay, the original spy hero; only his razor wit and clues from a dead spy will get him through this.
poster design by Eric Price

39 Steps News

May 2013

Although it took a while for me to find it (or for them to appropirately post it), the Orlando Sentinel also reviewed The 39 Steps during Fringe.

Because I know they move things around, I have decided to post the review in its entirety:

May 2013

I keep telling all the other artists that I will use every trick I know to market this show. One I learned at a very early age from my idol Jim Henson was the use of Cameo appearances to boost up the story, and in this case, hopefully put butts in seats, and help to cross-promote other artists' shows.

We know 6 out of 7 of our guest stars now:

May 2013

I'm very happy the Fringe was encouraging volunteers and press to join us at our tech rehearsal this year - I believe the extra few days people will have to hear about our show from volunteers, superpass holders and the press in attendance will help our first-time production company earn some more ticket sales.

Our very first review (my first as a producer) comes from Seth Kubersky of the Orlando Weekly. I know they will be publishing some sort of Fringe guide in this week's paper. To get mentioned at all would be awesome.

May 2013

This week we took an opportunity to test out our show on a room full of about 25 willing volunteers. Lots of Fringe Shows have a preview somewhere outside the festival - last year "I'm Saving it for Paul" did something really cool and invited any Fringe Volunteer to their show for free. One of the issues with this is getting a venue, lights, a sound system, chairs, etc. but mostly the venue. This year the Fringe staff are encouraging shows to open up their Tech Rehearsal to volunteers, since most shows do a full dress rehearsal during their Tech.

April 2013

On Monday we went up against almost 40 other acts to gain a minute or two (no more) of the most die-hard Fringe-going audience's attention at the Gauntlet wich is known as Fringe Preview.

Having never been in a show myself, I could only assume what to expect. I learned several things:

April 2013

Over the weekend we held a number of rehearsals and I'm proud to announce we had our first full run through of the show on Saturday. A lot has changed since the initial concept hatched last year. At first we were thinking of having 10 scenes - the current count is more like 14. We are also playing a lot with the props and our "set" to help us have a cohesive style.

I feel like I say this in every blog post, but I am so happy to be working with this cast. Every time we get together is a joy.