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Our 2017-2018 Season
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The 39 Steps

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Audition Dates:

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Show Synopsis

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 theatre! This 2-time TonyŽ and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

No performance on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cast Requirements

HANNAY, the HERO: Male, 30s to 40s

ANNABELLA / PAMELA / MARGARET, the GIRL: Female, 20s to 30s; will play 3 completely different roles 

THE CLOWNS: Two adult men who will play over 100 roles of various ages, nationalities & genders. 


British accents are required for all, as well as Scottish and German for the woman and the two men who will play multiple roles.


  1. Hannay & Annabella - pgs. 17-19
  2. Hannay & Milkman - pgs. 23-24
  3. Hannay & Clowns - pgs. 29-31
  4. Hannay, Margaret & Crofter - pgs. 39-42
  5. Hannay, Mrs. Jordan & Professor - pgs. 52-56
  6. Hannay & Pamela - pgs. 76-78
  7. Hannay, Pamela & Clowns - pgs. 80-82
  8. Hannay & Pamela - pgs. 92-95

Crew Call

The production team is also looking for two volunteers to serve as dressers, plus an additional two people for running crew.  

Performance Dates

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2pm


Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact

The Barn does not charge a participation fee.

***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

The Barn is an all-volunteer organization, we are unable to provide housing or offer remuneration.