Town Hall Arts Center Presents The 39 Steps

The next production in Town Hall Arts Center’s 2012-2013 Season will be The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie of Alfred Hitchcock. This show is directed by Robert Wells, director of Town Hall’s popular 2012 production of The Sound of Music and founder and artistic director of The Avenue Theatre.

Eric Mather as Clown, James O’Hagan Murphy as Richard Hannay, and Seth Maisel as Clown
Eric Mather, Mackenzie Paulsen, James O’Hagan Murphy and Seth Maisel in Town Hall’s production of The 39 Steps

Featured in this production is James O’Hagan Murphy as Richard Hannay, recently seen playing the title role in RFK: A Portrait of Robert F. Kennedy at The Vintage and winner of the 2013 Westword’s Best Actor in a Drama for the same role. Also in this production are Mackenzie Paulsen playing the Women, other shows at Town Hall include Damn Yankees and Guys and Dolls; Eric Mather as Clown, most recently seen at Town Hall hilariously portraying Franz in The Producers and Seth Maisel as Clown, Town Hall’s Director of Education and most recently seen fight choreographing for Opera Colorado.

Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the story line of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, the play features more than 100 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors – all putting their many side-splitting skills to the test in this wildly entertaining experience.

Town Hall’s production opens April 12 and runs through May 5, 2013. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (& 2:00 p.m. on 4/27) & Sundays at 2 p.m. (& 6:30 p.m. on 4/21).

Mackenzie Paulsen and James O’Hagan Murphy

 Ticket Information:
Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $20.00-$40.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794-2787 ext. 5 (Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to Noon/ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. and 1 Hour prior to Shows) or on-line at .  In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.

Completely Hollywood Abridged Comes to Town Hall in October

“Completely Hollywood (Abridged)” is some seriously stupid stuff.” – John Moore, The Denver PostImage

Originally produced by Avenue Theatre in 2011, this hilarious comedy comes to Town Hall Arts Center for two weekends: October 19-28, 2012. Avenue Theatre describes it as “…the Greatest Hollywood Blockbuster Never Made! The funniest guys in Denver are back with Completely Hollywood (abridged), reducing 186 movies in 100 minutes, and condensing every cliché from every movie ever made into an evening of stellar shtick. The madness! The method! The images! The implants! Armed with the theory that every Hollywood movie is just a combination of two old movies, the Avenue Theater unleashes such unlikely mash-ups as Kevin Bacon teaching a disabled writer how to dance in My Left Footloose, Jessica Tandy and Robert DeNiro in the feel-good movie of the year, Taxi Driving Miss Daisy and Akira Kurosawa directing Disney’s next hit, Snow White and the Seven Samurai. It all culminates in the summer’s biggest blockbuster with no stars, no budget, and no popcorn–but plenty of laughs!”
Bob Wells directs and Eric Mather and Steven J. Burge reprise their roles for what is sure to be every bit as much of a hit the second time around! Tickets are selling quickly, so if you want to get in on the laughs, click here to purchase your tickets.