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Auditions June 12 & 13 for season opener “A View From The Bridge” – see “Auditions” tab above


John Buchan’s
“The 39 Steps”
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
from an original concept by Simon Corble & Nobby Dimon

June 9 – 25, 2017

Directed by Donna McLaughlin Wyant
Produced by Joan Lasprogato & David Rylander
Assistant Director Geoffrey Gilbert
Stage Manager Wendy Kleros

 

The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local cast of Richard Holmes, Bill Johnston and Samantha Pattinson of Westport; Linda Gilmore and Giovanna Olcese of Norwalk; David Victor of Fairfield and Joseph Maker of Stamford.

The 39 Steps won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. It was a two-time Tony Award winner at the 2008 Tony Awards, for which it had received six nominations. The fast-paced whodunit masterfully mixes the suspense of a Hitchcock masterpiece and a spy novel, with a dash of Monty Python humor, to produce a comedy of nonstop laughs. The cast plays over 150 characters with on-stage antics including handcuffs, missing fingers, a plane crash 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 The 39 Steps, is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. Wildly inventive stagecraft and riotous virtuoso performances make for unforgettable theatrical entertainment in the comedy. The New York Times described The 39 Steps as “Theatre at its finest!… Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff is fast and frothy…”

Director Donna McLaughlin Wyant, an award-winning TV writer and producer, brings her production expertise to The 39 Steps once again – reprising her successful Darien Arts Center production of this play in the current Westport production. Wyant’s other directing credits include Porphyra, a Greek Rock Opera that debuted at Carnegie Hall, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None at the Westport Community Theatre, several Weekend One Acts at the Darien Library and a collection of One Act plays at the Powerhouse Theatre in New Canaan. As an actress, Wyant has performed in many off-Broadway and European productions and in the television soap opera Another World. Her awards include New York Film Festival gold silver and bronze medals, a Grammy Certificate for her songwriting and an Emmy and Clio for writing and producing.

For tickets, please click on the “Reserve Tickets” tab above or call the Box Office at 203-226-1983.


 

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Our 2017 – 2018 Season

A View from the Bridge
Diary of Anne Frank
Annapurna
Yankee Tavern
Shakespeare in Hollywood


Current and previous productions…

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The 39 Steps
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Westport Community Theatre is located at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue in Westport. For directions to the theatre, go to the “Directions” tab above. You can make reservations by calling the Box Office at (203) 226-1983 or by selecting the “Reserve Tickets” tab above. Westport Community Theatre’s mission is to produce memorable evenings of quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; for 60+ years, non-profit Westport Community Theatre has strived to be a “community within a community,” defining all that the town of Westport, Connecticut is about.

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