Casting for Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Announced

Theatre company’s professional premiere features James Finley, Emily Levey, Evan Crump and Nick Rose

Herndon, VA –  NextStop Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of their 2013/14 season premiere production of the Tony Award©-winning adventure comedy, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, directed by NextStop Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann.

Performances begin on September 26th at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon for this madcap cross between a 1930’s film noir spy thriller and a slapstick British farce.

The production will star James Finley as the dashing hero, Richard Hannay and Emily Levey as Annabella, Pamela, and Margaret, the three beautiful women that he encounters during his action packed adventure. Joining them will be actors Nick Rose and Evan Crump, who will take on every other character in the play.

“We have assembled a very special and unbelievably talented cast for our first production as NextStop Theatre Company,” said Hoffmann. “James, Emily and Evan are all highly respected actors in the DC professional theatre community, with credits from some of the best theatres in our region. Meanwhile, we are delighted beyond words to have Nick Rose coming all the way from Cincinnati to appear at the Industrial Strength Theatre for the first time in over two decades!”

Mr. Rose is a celebrated actor in the Cincinnati theatre community with deep roots in the Herndon community. In 1988, while still a student at Herndon High School, Rose was the writer and director of “Death by Direction,” the very first show ever produced by the Elden Street Players, the organization which recently evolved into NextStop Theatre Company. Rose went on to attend James Madison University and later relocated to Ohio to help found the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where he has served as a company member for over twenty years.

The 39 Steps also features a high caliber production team consisting of both new and familiar faces to the company, including James Villarubia (scenic design), AnnMarie Castrigno (lighting design), Jenny O’Donnell (costume design), Kevin Laughon (props design), and Kat Brais (hair/makeup design). Susan d. Garvey is the Production Manager and Alexis Rose and Laura Moody serve as Co-Stage Managers.

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Emily Levey (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela)

Emily Levey

James Finley (Richard Hannay)

James Finley
(Richard Hannay)

Evan Crump (Clown #2)

Evan Crump (Clown #2)

Nick Rose (Clown #1)

Nick Rose
(Clown #1)


Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John BuchanFrom the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Evan Hoffmann

What do you get when you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece, a juicy spy novel, and just a dash of Monty
Python? One of the cleverest, exciting, and hysterical plays to come out of Broadway in years! An
amazing cast of 4 takes on more than 140 characters in a fast-paced whodunit that zips across
England and Scotland. Murder, high speed chases, mistaken identities, espionage, and romance will
keep you on the edge of your seat in this loving homage to the classic spy thriller films of the 30’s.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Sept 26-Oct 20, 2013
September 26 and 27, 2013
Weekdays and Sunday Evenings
Saturdays and Sunday Matinees
Opening Night is Saturday, September 28, 2013


Katie Kerrins
Marketing Coordinator

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