The 39 Steps

It’s a murder mystery wrapped in a spy thriller inside a parody – and somehow that is just what was needed on November 12th and 13th, near the end of a busy fall on campus.

Retaining elements of both the novel and the Hitchcock film of the same name, the stage play adaptation of The 39 Steps takes the story in a lighter direction with exaggerated plot twists, eccentric characters, and innumerable costume changes (with each actor juggling several different roles). Thanks to the School’s return to the entirely in-person Middlesex experience, performers could once again interact with one another on stage without wearing masks or worrying about social distancing, and the student audience could do the same, enjoying an evening of comedy together with friends in the Kaye Theatre.