Tag Archive for: The 39 Steps

Virginia Hall awarded a medal for her services. A man stands pinning it to her dress.

A Spy Among Us

From the archives: this article was originally published on March 22, 2023 If you Google “international intelligence agencies,” Wikipedia gives you a list that’s almost too long to count. While the fictitious 007 — Bond, James Bond — works for the non-fictitious MI6, the United Kingdom is far from the only country to have intelligence […]

A line of soldiers snowshoe down a mountain in Camp Hale

Skis, Slopes and Spies: Colorado’s Camp Hale

From the archives: this article was originally published on April 13, 2023 America’s newest national monument has an intriguing history. On August 22, 2022, President Joe Biden designated 53,804 acres of National Forest Service lands in Eagle County as the  Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. Much is written about the site’s history as […]

A couple wearing 1920's style costumes is seated at a dinner table, looking over clues

No Mystery Here: Make It a Fun Night of Solving a Murder

As someone who went from reading Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie as a young child, I’m a fan of most mystery stories — whether in a book, play, or movie. If Rubicon just whets your appetite for more mystery-solving entertainment, there is no shortage of options in Colorado. ADAM’S MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver Adam’s […]

Henry Walter Greenberg dressed as Mrs. Jordan in a party dress stands in the doorway holding a handout to stop Richard Hannay

The 39 Steps is Now Playing at the DCPA

A fresh take on an all-time DCPA audience favorite! Combine a film masterpiece by Alfred Hitchcock with a juicy spy novel and add a splash of Monty Python humor. The result? A fast-paced whodunit with four versatile actors portraying more than 50 roles! The 39 Steps is now playing at the DCPA. DETAILS The 39 […]

Richard Hannay seated at a table with a man reading a newspaper. The headline reads 'Hannay.' A waitress smiles, stirring something in a bowl as she looms over the table.

A Conversation with the Cast of The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is theatre at its greatest – thrilling and hilarious. In the video below, Amelia Pedlow (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret) and Marco Alberto Robinson (Richard Hannay) sit down to discuss the comedy and theatricality of The 39 Steps. DETAILS The 39 Steps Apr 14 – June 18, 2023 · Singleton Theatre Tickets

Richard Hannay looks concerned speaking with a man wearing strange glasses and a patterned suit jacket

The 39 Steps: The Art of Quick Change

The 39 Steps, playing at the Singleton Theatre through June 18, implements numerous moving parts, such as Alfred Hitchcock film styles, a thrilling spy novel and a dash of Monty Python comedy with a 1935 London backdrop. This show also uses quick-change techniques for three actors playing more than 50 roles. Heidi Echtenkamp, Denver Center […]

Richard Hannay seated at a table with a man reading a newspaper. The headline reads 'Hannay.' A waitress smiles, stirring something in a bowl as she looms over the table.

First Look: The 39 Steps

Returning to the Denver Center after its sold-out run in 2010 — an all-time audience favorite! A fresh take on the classic adventure-comedy, The 39 Steps is theatre at its best… an absurd, delightful journey that can only be brought to life on stage. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

Madaleine Carroll and Robert Donat in The 39 Steps

Making Confetti Out of Suspense

“I am out to give the public good, healthy, mental shake-ups,” Alfred Hitchcock wrote in 1936, in an essay that might have been a mission statement for his multi-decade film career as the Master of Suspense. “Civilization has become so screening and sheltering that we cannot experience sufficient thrills at first hand. Therefore, to prevent […]

A group photo of five outlaws, the Wild Gang

Colorado’s Outlaws

Some of the world’s worst criminals reside at Florence’s supermax penitentiary , the nation’s most secure federal prison, including Mexican drug lord El Chapo, Al-Qaida cofounder Mamdouh Mahmud Salim and FBI agent-turned spy Robert P. Hanssen. But the Centennial state has its homegrown ‘heroes,’ as well. Running from the law is a time-honored Colorado tradition, and […]

A portrait of the magician Harry Houdini

Going Mental: Tips, Tricks & Tactics of Mentalism

Whether you’re a fan of “The Mentalist” or “Psych” (my personal favorite), the world of mentalism is one of acute observation, sensory awareness, intuition, and good ol’ delivery. So when Mr. Memory in The 39 Steps astonishes crowds with his seemingly keen intellect, there may very well be more to it than being a human […]