Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps”


The Carmel High School Drama Club presents The 39 Steps on October 27 and October 28 @ 7:30PM with a special matinee on October 29 @ 2:00PM at Carmel High School, Casey Hall 30 Fair Street, Carmel NY. 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 thrilling tale is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, vaudeville routines and some good old-fashioned romance!

You will follow our hero, Richard Hannay, played by Aidan Wilk, as he attempts to clear his name for a murder and find out about “The 39 Steps”. Along the way he meets an array of interesting characters. Among them are lovely women who aid him, salesmen who distract him, police who are chasing him, and thugs who are ruffing him up. Professor Jordan played by Benjamin Hitchcock, holds the secret to this mystery. Come find out what transpires during this movie come to life!

Space is limited. Advanced tickets are available online at

Deanna Prekalaj and Andriy Gura, under the guidance of the club’s Drama Advisor, Margaret Carey, direct the this wildly entertaining comedy. The talented cast of 25 Carmel High School students includes Samantha Altman, Alieyah Brown , Franchesca Cabrere, Julie Daza, Allison Devane, Julia Field, Jake Groundwater, Olivia Hamilton, Benjamin Hitchcock, Lauren Hoffmann, Caitlin Krause, Hannah Loughran, Ayden Mallegelo, Lena McKee, William Meyers, Madeline Olsen, Jovani Perez, Elizabeth Pulley, James Purr, Allison Sanel, Beck Spears, Liam Tuffy, Anthony Velez, Aidan Wilk, and Natalie Wright.

“This show is perfect for the very funny and talented students of Carmel High School’s Drama Club,” explains director, Margaret Carey, “They are spoofing the genre, adding a bit of modern elements and totally embracing the shtick.”

THE 39 STEPS premiered in the West End in 2007 where it received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and upon its transfer to Broadway, garnered two Tony Awards. Audience Advisory: Very light violence and adult content may not be suitable for our youngest patrons. “The 39 Steps” is a play adapted from the film by Alfred Hitchcock by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan. “The 39 Steps” is presented by arrangement with Samuel French, LTD.




(c) Richard Hannay (Aidan Wilk) tries to escape the clutches of the heavies, Jovani Perez (l) and James Purr (r).

October 20, 2017 |

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