The 39 Steps!

By Patrick Barlow

Directed by Francisco Torres

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotlandís most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: September 22 - October 7, 2023

Performance Times:
September 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 October 5, 6 at 7:30pm, October 1& 7 at 2pm

Ticket Prices: $25

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Auditions will be held on the following days:



Richard Hannay: The play's hero. He is an ordinary man with an extraordinarily dull life in London until a chance encounter at a theatre throws him into the thick of an espionage plot. His wit, quick-thinking, and fortitude are his main weapons against the intricate conspiracy he's unwittingly become a part of.

Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret: Three different women played by the same actress. Annabella Schmidt is a mysterious and seductive German spy who kicks off the plot. Pamela is a skeptical, no-nonsense British woman who becomes an unwilling accomplice in Hannay's adventure. Margaret is a shy, sweet, and neglected Scottish wife who harbors Hannay for a night.

Clown 1 & Clown 2: These two characters cover a multitude of roles, from train conductors and newspaper sellers to villainous spies and even inanimate objects. The Clowns' quick changes and physical comedy are the main source of the play's farce.

All roles are open to all gender identities.
The performances are fast paced and highly physical. Come to the rehearsal dressed for light physical movements.
Be prepared to share any unique skills you have!


When: June 26th & 27th at 6:30 pm, callbacks on June 28th at 6:30 pm.
Where: The Evjue Stage of the Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street
Who: You!

Rehearsals: Sunday to Thursday evenings from August 6th to September 14th.
Tech week: September 17th to September 21st, 2023 on the Drury Stage
Performances: September 22nd to October 7th, 2023 on the Drury Stage

Please arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out an audition form and conflict calendar.
Be ready to share any prepared accents and unique skills you share on the audition form.
Please be prepared with all conflicts between August 6th to October 7th.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script, pages will be shared ahead of time.
Sides will be shared ahead of auditions.
No headshots required.
No acting resume required.
No monologues required.

Additional Details
Auditions will be open and in-person.
All auditionees will be contacted regardless of being cast.

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