By Patrick Barlow
Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python-esque humor and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. Not to be confused with the far-more-serious film by the master of suspense himself, 'The 39 Steps' is a send-up to all things Hitchcock in the all the cheekiest manners possible.