MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck High School Drama Club will present the play "The 39 Steps" in the M-PHS auditorium on four consecutive nights, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7th, through Saturday, Nov. 10. Admission is $7 for adults and students without ASB, and $6 for students with ASB and senior citizens.
"The 39 Steps" is based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchan. According to M-PHS Drama teacher Roy Klementsen, the M-PHS Drama Club production includes a touch of Monty Pythonesque humor and involves a cast of more than 100 characters, all played by only nine actors.
The story begins when Richard Hannay makes eyes at a mysterious woman at a theater, who later turns up dead in his London town home. Wanted for a murder he didn't commit, Richard begins a run for his life as a mysterious spy organization alternately pursues and is pursued by him. This pursuit takes him from London to Scotland and back, as he fights to clear himself of the murder. Along the way, he's hindered and helped by the beautiful Pamela, who, despite her best efforts, ends up handcuffed to a man she thinks is a murderer. This show features elaborate chases on board and outside of a train, a plane chase and a mystery that will leave you guessing "whodunit" until the very end.
"Our multi-talented cast of students includes Zach Wells, Casandra Gramstad, Atraya Sweet, Hannah Rudd, Kiera Sorensen, Patrick Simpson-Munday, Sage Fairbanks, Joshua Brown and Rachel Dekoning," Klementsen said. "You'll have a great time watching them perform this long running, multi-award winning, recent Broadway and off-Broadway drama-adventure-comedy on the M-PHS Stage."