The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a generous helping of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps”. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and over 100 zany characters, played by a ridiculously talented cast of only 4 Actors.
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, please sign-up at:
Sunday 12/3/2023 – 7 pm to 10 pm by appointment
Monday 12/4/2023 – 7 pm to 10 pm by appointment
Callbacks: (by invitation only):
Sunday 12/10/2023 – 7 pm
Friday, Saturday evenings 8pm and Sunday Matinees 2pm and some Thursdays from Nov 15, 2024 – Dec 8th, 2024 (with a very small possibility of an extension to Dec 15th)
Cold read from script. No monologue required. Non-AEA /if cast a modest personal expense reimbursement is offered.
Audition Sides, Character Summary, Audition Form, Conflict Calendar and a detailed Show Description will be emailed after your sign-up is completed. Auditions are in person in small groups. Whatever COVID requirements are in effect at the time of the auditions will be followed.
Masquers Playhouse does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We are seeking a diverse list of artists for every role and encouraging all to submit.
Masquers Playhouse 105 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801
RICHARD HANNAY: (Age range early 30’s to late 50’s, male – identifying) “Pencil
moustache.” “An attractive man, not too young and not too old…relatively ordinary…
thinks of himself as commonplace…is drawn in against his better judgment into a
mystery he vaguely understands…”
Dialects: A Canadian with precise diction, not necessarily an English accent. The role
requires stamina, physical comedy skills and excellent comic timing.
ANNABELLE, MARGARET, PAMELA: (Age Range 25 to 40’s, female – identifying) All
roles played by one woman: a ”beautiful…nervous…seductive” German spy; a
Scottish farmer’s wife; and a “beautiful”. British woman. The role requires
versatility, stamina, excellent comic timing, and the romantic style of a Hitchcock
Dialects: A wide variety including English, German and Scottish
CLOWN 1 & CLOWN 2: (Age Range: 20’s and up, male or female – identifying)
DON’T BE MISLED BY THE NAMES OF THESE CHARACTERS. THEY ARE THE
HEART OF THIS SHOW. The 2 CLOWNS, in the English Music Hall tradition, play
over 30 characters between them; changing characters frequently, sometimes
within seconds, using costumes and props from the simple to more detailed. The
roles require versatility; stamina to perform fast-paced verbal and physical
comedy; excellent comic timing and extreme focus.
Dialects: A wide variety of English, German, Scottish
Demonstration of character dialects will be required at auditions
Direction – John Maio
Assistant Director – Shay Oglesby-Smith
Stage Manager – Vicki Kagawan
Costume Design – Mara Plankers Norleen
Set Design – Jerri Doss
Lighting & Sound Design – Michael O’Brien
Questions? Feel free to contact the Director at JohnJMaio@gmail.com.