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 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 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 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 Clever staging and theatre tricks (silhouettes, physical comedy, props, vaudeville gags). Silly, good-natured fun.
Don't see it if you're expecting a compelling story or a great mystery. Loses steam and comes to an unsatisfying conclusion. Requires the right actors.
See it if You are into seeing people do numerous quick changes and are into campy humor
Don't see it if you are looking for a big production or it to live up to its idea of 99 characters played by four actors
See it if you're looking for a trifle. There are some laugh-inducing moments, but it's mostly what you'd expect from a condensed spin on a film.
Don't see it if you haven't yet seen this sort of play. It's a fun take on a classic film, but this sort of fun take has been done many times before.