April 12, 2012
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
Green Mountain College Presents The 39 Steps
POULTNEY--Green Mountain College’s main stage show of the year is “The 39 Steps” which opens Friday evening April 20 at 7 p.m. and continues the following weekend with 7 p.m. shows on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 in Ackley Theater. Admission is $10 for the general public.
The 39 Steps is a farce adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow from a 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The plot revolves around Richard Hannay, a Canadian visitor to 1930's London. After a disturbance at a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is on the run from foreign agents. He takes her back to his apartment, but they are followed and later that night Annabella is murdered. Fearing he will be accused, Hannay tries to break a spy ring in order prove his innocence.