The 39 Steps

DuPont Theatre at the Hotel du Pont
1007 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The 39 Steps features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously attempt to reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in Hitchcock's 1935 film with just a few props, a lot of theatrical ingenuity, and split second quick changes. Literally nothing has been cut from this ingenious and spectacular version of Britain's most spell-binding thriller - legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Fourth Bridge, the first bi-plane crash ever staged, the rather provocative 'bedroom sequence', and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium. Seeking a frivolous night out at the theatre, protagonist Richard Hannay is lured into a world of intrigue by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. When she winds up dead in his flat, he flees London with the police hot on his trail. This is a classic portrayal of one man's flight from wrong accusation through a series of misadventures and old fashioned romance.

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