(New Brunswick, NJ) – New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse is ending their 2011-2012 season with the recent Broadway comedy smash The 39 Steps. The hysterical Hitchcock parody will weave its web of mystery beginning April 24 and run through May 20, 2012. Opening night is currently set for Friday, April 27. Its creative team and casting will be announced at a later date.
"Our audiences love a good comedy," said GSP Artistic Director David Saint, "and this is one of the best. It is an unabashed comedic homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock, but you certainly don't need to know his films frame-by-frame to enjoy this wonderfully witty play."
A mysterious beautiful blonde, Annabella Schmidt shows up on Richard Hannay's doorstep, and, while he was gone for an instant, she is murdered, clutching a map of Scotland. On the run from the authorities, Hannay must prove his innocence, find the man with the missing finger, romance the beautiful blonde ... and solve the mystery of magnificent proportions!
Full-season subscriptions and other flexible plans are now available, and available through the George Street Playhouse Box Office, 732-246-7717. Groups of ten or more are entitled to discounts – the larger the group the larger the discount – call the GSP Group Sales Department at 732-846-2895, ext. 134 for further information. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in the heart of New Brunswick's dining and entertainment district, and is easily accessible via public transportation.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Founded in 1974, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway – recent productions include the Outer Critics' Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill and the recent Broadway hit and Tony® and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. In addition to its mainstage season, GSP's Touring Theatre features four issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 70,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by its lead season sponsor, Johnson & Johnson. United Airlines is the official airline of George Street Playhouse.