The Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, in which four actors portray more than 150 characters in a fast paced 100 minutes. More…
The madcap story follows dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of 'The 39 Steps,' all the while trying to clear his name. The four actors change roles in the blink of an eye. This production, performed at the intimate Union Square Theatre, is a transfer of the Tony Award winning Broadway production.
See it if you want easy-breezy entertainment. Nothing new (if you've seen the movie), but cleverly staged w/good actors. Fun and fast-paced.
Don't see it if you want meaningful theater. 39S is just for the sheer imaginative recreation (w 4 actors) of a full, action-packed movie.
See it if you like shows that seem to magically make sets (and casts) out of next to nothing. A fun romp of a story.
Don't see it if you're looking for anything too serious. Think extended Carol Burnet sketch.
See it if You enjoy clever wordplay. You're a fan of Hitchcock movies. You enjoy shows w/pop references.You like slapstick. You enjoy fun staging.
Don't see it if You're not familiar with Hitchcock movies. You don't like slapstick or clowning. You want more traditional dialogue & staging.
See it if It was technically very good but I did not find the play compelling. Ultimately I found it cold and it didn't keep my interest.
Don't see it if It was popular but I don't think it was for everyone. Very stylized. Four actors play over 100 roles. Impressive but dizzying too.
See it if You are a fan of Hitchcock movies, love clever theater staging, want to have a great time.
Don't see it if You don't like farce or shows that have some silliness.
See it if you like British slapstick humor. There's a cast of four but two of the guys play 100+ roles! It's a lot of light, entertaining fun.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of comedies or British humor.
See it if You love Hitchcock films, can laugh at them. You can appreciate 4 actors playing a thousand parts, quick change artistry, you want to loud.
Don't see it if You do not love smart, silly humor,
See it if You'd enjoy a "who dunit" farce-- a case of mistaken identity. I am generally not too crazy about comedies, but this one held my interest.
Don't see it if Do not enjoy all but one of the actors playing multiple roles. Don't see if you are tired.
See it if you would like to see a play that is performed by 4 actors which portray over 150 characters.
Don't see it if you don't like plays where the actors take on more than one role.
See it if like fun who-done-it's performed by four actors each of whom play multiple parts.
Don't see it if you think mysteries shouldn't be performed in a humorous vein with multiple characters each without his or her own actor
See it if You like funny, silly, unusual shows where the actors play multiple roles.
Don't see it if You want a straightforward play that is typically ordinary.
See it if Despite my low rating I've seen this one twice. 1st on Bdwy & then Off-Bdwy. Sadly, I fell asleep the 1st time (2 tired); & 2nd time 2 slow?
Don't see it if If U don't like the movie THE 39 STEPS (it's on YouTube) don't bother. If U saw it on Bdwy, don't c the Off-Bdwy version, WAY 2 slow. DRINK!
See it if You're a Hitchcock, physical comedy fan, or just want to laugh. I've seen it on 2 continents. Masterful 4 actors are technically brilliant.
Don't see it if I guess if you really take Hitchcock too seriously or are expecting something else. I fell out of my chair laughing. I'm a tough audience.
See it if You enjoy the movie and comedy. This production is very clever and requires some imagination. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Don't see it if You don't like clever British shtick
See it if you like small casts playing a lot of characters & you can follow all the changes of character.
Don't see it if you like elaborate sets or if you don't remember the movie (the plot is a bit twisty).
See it if you want to watch 1920s style movie camp translated into theater camp; you enjoy classy physical comedy
Don't see it if you want to relate to the characters.