Fountain Hills Theater Presents “The 39 Steps”


Terry Gadaire as Richard Hannay and Deborah Ostreicher as Annabella Schmidt in "The 39 Steps" - a Fountain Hills Theater production.

Terry Gadaire as Richard Hannay and Deborah Ostreicher as Annabella Schmidt in “The 39 Steps” – a Fountain Hills Theater production.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps. A cast of four actors play over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The madness begins when mild-mannered Richard Hannay starts his evening at the theatre and ends the night with a dead body in his lap. Caught in maze of murder, espionage and flirtatious entanglements, our hero careens from the British music hall to the moors of Scotland and back to the London Palladium in search of a plausible alibi and the true identity of the killer.

Produced by Patty Torrilhon and directed by Peter J. Hill, The 39 Steps features Terry Gadaire, Deborah Ostreicher, Roger Prenger and Michael Stewart, and will play January 11-27 at Fountain Hills Theater. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Individual tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday performances.

Fountain Hills Theater is located at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. For more information or for tickets, call 480.837.9661, Extension 3, or visit

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