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 Tony® 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!

 


Our Ridiculously Talented Cast

Amber Schmidt bringing joy in Harvey 2016

Amber Schmidt bringing joy in Harvey 2016

Amber Schmidt

Amber received her BA in Theatre and Theatre Education from SUNY Potsdam where she gained experience in many aspects of theatre including acting, directing, stage managing, and costume design. Her favorite roles include The Whole Shebang (Edna), Twelfth Night (Fabian), The Winged Man (Wanda), and Off the Rack (Pauline).  She has been a member of the SCDW since 2003.  Her favorite roles include –Postmortem (Louise), Godspell, Dog Sees God (Van’s Sister), Marriage of Convenience(Bridget), and A Shayna Maidel (Hannah). She has also been a stage manager for Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Accomplice, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Third Violet.  Amber was active in our recent One Act Festival including starring in and directing, DMV Tyrant.  Amber's nuanced performances of three different ladies in "39 Steps" shows her incredible range as an actress...this is a performance you don't want to miss!

 

Ed Berens lighting up South Fallsburg in One Act Festival 2017

Ed Berens lighting up South Fallsburg in One Act Festival 2017

Ed Berens

Retired from NY City Dept. of Education, Ed designed costumes for The Forestburgh Playhouse, Opera Northeast (NYC) and has been educational consultant for Periwinkle Players. Among his many acting forays, he portrayed ‘Teddy’ in Arsenic and Old Lace, the ‘Wedding Coordinator’ in What the Rabbi Saw, and has been a favorite in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Odd Couple, Vaudeville in the Catskills, Christmas Carol, The Producers, Forum, Drop Dead, Guy’s and Dolls and Death of a SalesmanEd was also costume designer for Third Violet, Agnes of God, A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Masque of the Red Death, Little Shoppe of Horrors and many other shows for which he has won multiple TANYS awards for Costume Design and ActingOur talented board member Ed is a genuine asset to SCDW.  In "39 Steps" the multi-faceted actor will take on many different roles including a memorable turn as "Mr. Memory" that will never be forgotten.

 

 

Lynne Porter hard at work on the One Act Festival 2017

Lynne Porter hard at work on the One Act Festival 2017

Lynne Porter

Lynne Porter is the Treasurer for the SCDW Board and has been active in promoting the Workshop, mostly behind the scenes.  Her earlier roles on our stage are in Masque of the Red Death as the ebony clock, a buffoon, and the improvasatori and a performance as Shaindel in Fiddler on the Roof.  However, 39 Steps marks her "coming out party" as she will be playing a whole host of characters and will have the opportunity to convey many different accents.  Lynne brings enthusiasm and energy to our stage in a stunning performance!

Shawn Bailey phoning it in Harvey 2016

Shawn Bailey phoning it in Harvey 2016

Shawn Bailey

Shawn Bailey has had the privilege of being a part of many SCDW performances over the past 3 seasons.  Highlights include:  Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Jesus in Godspell, George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life, Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, Victor Fleming in Moonlight and Magnolias, a featured role in The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and acting and directing in a play he wrote, Confessor.  Shawn gets to frolic around the stage as a clueless cad who gets thrust into international intrigue and (multiple) true romances. Will he save state secrets from the Nazis?  Will he get the girl?  What's the deal with his obsession with haddock?  Come on out and see for yourself!