The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps by John Buchanan at Coaster Theatre
JUNE 27 – SEPTEMBER 5
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit.
The suave yet bored Richard Hannay eyes a mysterious woman at the theater, but returns alone to his London town home… where the woman turns up dead. With no more than that, Richard finds himself on the run as a mysterious spy organization alternately pursues and is pursued by him, from London to Scotland and back, as he fights to clear himself of the murder. Along the way, he is hindered and helped by the beautiful, upstanding Pamela who, despite her best efforts, ends up shackled, literally, to a man she thinks is a murderer. Meanwhile, the police and the mysterious spy organization are closing in on Richard.