The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow, based on the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

Extended! Jan. 12 – Feb. 5, 2012

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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What It's About

WINNER of two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards in 2008 as well as the 2007 Olivier Award

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.

The 39 Steps is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 eccentric characters – played by a prodigiously talented cast of four – 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.

The Ensemble of Jobsite's The 39 Steps. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Theater at its finest … Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands. - New York Times

The most entertaining show on Broadway – New York Post

Ingenious! A dizzy delight – Daily News

Critic Reviews

flawless ... hilarious, intriguing, highly imaginative ... a terrific romp – Tampa Tribune

a gut-busting comedy... a theatrical adventure due to Lunsford's and Jenkins' stellar performances and chemistry. – Tampa Bay Times

a superb production... exceedingly funny.... The Jobsite cast couldn't be better. Beautifully directed ... [an] impeccable set ... costumes are first rate. – Creative Loafing


Cast & Crew

  • Katrina Stevenson – Director
  • Miriam Rochford – Stage Manager


  • Amy E. Gray – Annabella Schmidt / Pamela / Margaret
  • Matt Lunsford – Richard Hannay
  • Spencer Meyers – Man 1
  • Brian Shea – Man 2


  • Bridgette Dreher – Scenic Artist
  • Tiffany Gans – Run Crew Ninja
  • Jaime Giangrande-Holcom – Props Wrangler
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer / Voice Over Artist
  • Greg Newcomb – Poster Artist
  • David Russell – Voice Over Artist
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic and Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer
  • Bob Westphal – Run Crew Ninja

Patron Reviews

Once again, Jobsite has outdone itself! We have been coming to Jobsite performances for almost five years and have been season ticket holders for three years now. You have never done a funnier show. – Dona and John

I’ll have to see The 39 Steps again just to catch all the lines I missed because I was laughing so hard. Brian, Amy, Matt & Spencer provided a wonderful way to start my 2012 theater season. – Desiree Fantal

Four actors. Eleventy-nine accents. Wait, did I just see Hitchcock??? – MJ Williamson

39 Steps is a fantastic show! – MaryKay Cyrus

It was absolutely hilarious. Everyone in the cast was wonderful, but have to give extra kudos to Brian Shea and Spencer Meyers due to all of the characters and quick changes. Loved it! – Kim Smallheer

Thursday night’s performance was awesome. – Linda Brandt

The 39 Steps last evening – such fun! My stomach still hurts this a.m. from laughing so much…it was a great time! We are fortunate to have Jobsite and all its talented people in Tampa…amazing! – Sandra Corona Johnson

Great show! A must see! – Stephen Tallman

Everyone needs to go see Jobsite’s 39 Steps while you still can!! Great job to all involved!!! – Megan Lamasney

Saw The 39 Steps at @jobsitetheater tonight. Very funny. Whole cast was brilliant. – @SkajaW

Enjoyed ’39 Steps’ @jobsitetheater tonight. Even got a dummy thrown in my lap.#bonus – @macrmccoy

Congratulations to the Jobsite crew. They put on a great show last night. I laughed so hard my throat hurt when I left. Bravo to all!! – Matt Ray

OK Kids… it’s that time of year when we see really, really good shows and want YOU to get out of your jammies and see them too. The show? 39 Steps! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll duck and cover. You von’t be sorry (done in thick Germanic accent). – Roz Potenza

What a fantastic opening night. the show was hilarious. many congratulations to everyone involved. tickets are selling fast. DONT MISS IT! – Jan Lunsford

Kudos great show! – Beth Hyde-Hood

So funny and fast-paced! Saw it Sunday, what a great and talented cast. We especially enjoyed the Scottish innkeepers! – Cindy Kastner Donovan

This Show is AWESOME and Shouldn’t Be Missed!!! – Robert Oxley

I had so much fun watching the show yesterday — you guys are fabulous! – Paige Gilley

Tremendously fun show, don’t miss it! – Susan Oliver

The 39 Steps was awesome! – David Russell

A fantastic show, everyone was fantastic!!! – Owen Robertson

@jobsitetheater Nice work! Hitchcock would be proud! – @fsu2626

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