Grace College’s theater team is pleased to present “The 39 Steps” on Nov. 10 and 11 and 16 – 18 in the Little Theatre, located in Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Dr., Winona Lake. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and are available for purchase at Jazzman’s on campus and at the Wagon Wheel Theater box office, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw, or by phone at 574-267-8041. Performances will take place every night at 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend.
“The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit,” said Mike Yocum, Grace College professor of communication and director of this fall’s play. “It’s sure to entertain the whole family!”
“The 39 Steps” first aired in 1935. It is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award recipient. During the play, Richard Hannay, a Londoner leading an ordinary life, is thrust into a perilous situation. Accused of killing a counterespionage agent, Hannay must save himself while trying to stop a spy ring from stealing secret information. This classic Alfred Hitchcock play will keep the audience guessing until the end.
Marc Baldwin, a senior at Grace College, plays Hannay. “The challenging part about Hannay is his humor,” said Baldwin. “He tends to tell jokes at inopportune times, which is what I enjoy about the character: his pridefulness.” Hannay eventually learns that thinking only about himself is not the best way to live, but there is a lot of humor along the way. “We hope you leave with your face hurting from laughing so much,” Baldwin added. “Trust me, you’ll want to see this!”