The 39 Steps

 

The upcoming drama production, the 39 steps, is a fast-paced mystery that is sure to excite and thrill the audience. This production is starting to really warm up; the actors have already been putting a lot of effort into their lines, now practicing everyday after school up until seven o’clock. With only six actors and over 15 parts, each actor, (with the exception of Andrew Ong-Garcia, who is playing the lead) is expected to play at least 3 parts which is meant to add to  the humor of the production.

The 39 steps came from the novel written by John Buchan in 1915. The main character, Richard Hanney(Andrew Ong Garcia), is just a regular guy when Annabella Schmidt(Celine Bos) comes along, a spy running from foreign agents. He takes her back to his apartment to protect her but she is murdered later that night. He is accused of murder and runs away, afraid he will be taken and locked up. In an effort to clear his name, he tries to break into a security breach. The play revolves around Hanney running from the police and trying to adjust to living the life of a spy.

The 39 steps will be held in the gym on November 22 and 23 at 7:30, at  and all students will be required to come and watch. With tickets at 10 dollars for adults and 8 dollars for students, it is a worthwhile investment. Not only are high school students participating  in this production, but middle school students are as well. But the cast aren’t the only ones who are working hard. The crew also has to make sure that everything runs smoothly backstage. Louise Lee, the assistant to manager of crew, says, “It[The 39 Steps] has some interesting and funny parts and I can’t wait to see it acted out for everyone to see.”

Celine Bos, who plays the main female role in 39 steps says,”I think it’s going to be very funny, but there is a LOT of work that has to be done.” When asked what her favorite character to play is, she replies, “It would be  Anabelle because she is very independant, and she knows what she wants. I feel like I can almost relate to the character. It’s going to take some work to get them to project, being that all the actors don’t have experience, but we should be able to do it.”

All high school students are required to fill out a worksheet or complete an assignment for the play, so attendance is mandatory. Tickets will be sold by cast and crew alike; and also the front office. Don’t miss this exciting production, we promise that you’ll have a great time!

 

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