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The 39 Steps

September 11-27, 2015

Approximate running time: 2 hours

The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

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 for anyone who loves the magic of theater! This 2-time Tony award winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters played by a few actors, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

Produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed by Art Suskin

Sponsored by Junction Auto Family

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of The 39 Steps -- a wonderfully theatrical tour-de-force! Not only did you get a workout on stage with all the physical comedy and set changes, you gave the audience one too -- our abs are sore from all the laughing. Bravo!

-Erika Hansen, GLTG Executive Director

I saw it last Saturday with four friends..if you want a fun filled evening be sure and go...it was for the most part very fast paced...great job was done by all. I would highly recommend it!!

-Janet, GLTG Patron

Hannay: Caleb Venman

Annabella/Pamela/Margaret: Cara Battaglia

Clown 1: Evan Graham

Clown 2: Justin Simons


Season of Laughter Begins with The 39 Steps at Geauga Lyric Theater Guild

Art Suskin, director of The 39 Steps at Geauga Lyric Theater, started with musical theatre in the 1960s.  Since then, he has directed well over 150 productions. In more than 45 years of directing, he has presented theatre in virtually every theatrical genre, and is thrilled to be directing the season opener for GLTG’s Season of Laughter.

Even so, he was surprised at his first foray with Geauga Lyric Theater. “I was knocked out by the level of excellence of GLTG’s staff and designers and the eagerness the actors showed in tackling this funny mountain of a production.  Making them part of a living story that generates in the audience excitement, suspense, and gales of laughter is the kind of challenge I live for.”  Suskin loves this play.  “The surprising interplay of an exciting spy story with some of the silliest and funniest scenes they will ever see!  Four actors playing 120-plus roles at breakneck speed.  What a delight!”