Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

Directed by Paul Mullins

Four actors tackle more than 150 roles in this madcap adaptation of Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller.

Richard Hannay finds himself on the run after an encounter with a mysterious spy at the theatre.  His ensuing flight across the Scottish moors is full of betrayal, mayhem, and, surprisingly, romance.

120 minute running time including intermission

“It’s an homage and even a bit of a parody of Hitchcock, combining melodrama and, yes, more than a dash of mad comedy.” – Santa Cruz Sentinel

“This is really about the joy of telling stories.” – Paul Mullins, Director in Santa Cruz Sentinel

“uproarious… absolutely irresistible” – Good Times

“over-the-top, entertaining comedy” – Santa Cruz Sentinel

“”I just saw a wonderful production of my grandfather’s movie “39 Steps” by Santa Cruz Shakespeare. The venue was fantastic and I can’t wait to go back to see other plays. It was so entertaining! Please support local theater.” – Tere Carrubba





Preview Dates:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017

Opening Date:
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Closing Date:
Saturday, September 3, 2017

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The Audrey Stanley Grove
Upper DeLaveaga Park
501 Upper Park Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Mullins_PaulPAUL MULLINS returns to Santa Cruz Shakespeare where he directed Hamlet in 2016 and Henry V three years before. A New York City resident, Paul is an associate artist of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where he has directed Richard III, A Song at Twilight, Equivocation, Henry VIII, The Devil’s Disciple, Playboy of the Western World, The Liar, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Richard II, Noises Off, King John, The Time of Your Life, The Illusion, All’s Well That Ends Well, Rhinoceros, The Threepenny Opera and many more. For The Old Globe he has directed Good People, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, and Macbeth. Paul has also directed for Chautauqua Theater Company, The Studio Theatre, DC, Dorset Theatre Festival, Portland Stage Company, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, American Stage, The Yale School of Drama, NYU Grad Acting, The Juilliard School and Cleveland Playhouse/Case Western University.


Richard Hannay
Brian Smolin*
Annabella, Pamela, Margaret
Grace Rao
Clown 1
Mike Ryan*
Clown 2
Allen Gilmore*

Understudies: Malena Pennycook (Annabella, Pamela, Margaret), Adam Schroeder (Hannay), Kevin Matthew Reyes (Clowns)


Paul Mullins‡
Scenic Co-Designers
Annie Smart and Justine Law
Costume Designer
B. Modern†
Lighting Designer
Kent Dorsey†
Sound Designer/Composer
Steven Cahill
Properties Designer/Master
M Woods
Wig, Hair and Makeup Design
Jessica Carter
Stage Manager
Suzanne Tyler*
Maria Frangos
Voice Coach
David Morden
Fight Director
Dave Maier
Assistant Stage Managers
Kevin Johnson* and Claire Stark
Assistant Costume Design
Adrianna Gonzales
Costume Design Intern
Andy Sandoval
Directing Intern
Kayla Minton Kaufman
Stage Management Intern
Amy Fette

* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the US.

‡ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

† These Designers are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.