The 39 Steps
Intrigue, action, and comedy take the stage in Immaculata’s production of the hilarious mystery-thriller, The 39 Steps. Based on the novel and the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, this play takes place in the looming shadow of World War Two, and humanity’s only hope is the mysterious secret of the 39 Steps. Ordinary man Richard Hannay finds himself entangled in a web of espionage when a night at the theatre turns to mayhem. With an eclectic cast of characters and a cavalcade of costume quick changes, The 39 Steps is a madcap adventure for the whole family to enjoy!
Presenting the cast of The 39 Steps
From left: Colin S, Otis L, Audrey P, Owen F, Alec K, Kate M, Andy B.
Audrey is an eleventh grade student and is absolutely delighted to be playing Pamela in her third production at Immaculata. She has also helped contribute to the making/painting of the set pieces (if I do anything else backstage, I’ll add it in later). Audrey has also appeared in Little Shop of Horrors (Skip Snip) and Almost, Maine (Ginette/Hope). She is also part of the Immaculata Cappies Critics team this season, and is thrilled to be part of a program that celebrates and exemplifies the true spirit of high school theatre. Audrey would like to thank her amazingly talented cast of 7, her supportive and loving parents, and her director, Ms. Budgell, for being a fantastic leader to the drama program at Immaculata.
Colin Sweeney, in the role of Clown 1, is a grade 12 student at Immaculata Highschool who is ecstatic to perform his 6th and final performance with such an amazing group. His past experience is surrounded by a multitude of choirs from grade 2, and currently performs with the Ottawa Catholic School Board Chamber Choir, who regularly competes and wins in Kiwanis, and last year made it to Musicfest, the Nationals. He also performs with the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir. Once a year he travels to a city in Canada for a week to perform with the Ellison Canadian Honour Choir in Musicfest. He has been in school plays since grade 8, and has appeared in roles such as Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jack in Leading Ladies, Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors and Lendall and Daniel in Almost, Maine. As well as performing with his school, Colin performed with the Cappies Chorus last year, and looks forward to auditioning again. Colin has recently been casted in The Hunchback of Notre Dame by 9th Hour Theatre Company, as a part of the ensemble. Colin has been Nominated for Lead Actor in a Play in 2018 and won Best Comedic Actor in a Musical in 2019. He would like to thank everyone who helped support him along the way, and would like to thank the cast and crew to making such a spectacular performance.
Owen B. Frank is a grade 11 student who cried out of both joy and stress upon realizing his role in 39 steps. He is beyond grateful nonetheless for this opportunity and can not wait to have people pay to watch his usual goofy personality. Owen performed as East and Randy in the production Almost, Maine, and has been creating and performing skits since he was 5. Owen has done a number of small plays and acting classes in which he played an old man, a british soldier 2, older brother, and Brain Johnson from the breakfast club. This is Owen’s theatre debut in a Cappies production. Owen is immensely grateful for this opportunity to learn and improve his skills and would like to thank Mrs.B, Colin, Nicole, Mr.Yates, his younger brother and his two wonderful parents.
Andy Boschy (John Crofter) - Andy is an eleventh grade student who is beyond excited to be able to participate in Immaculata’s production of The 39 Steps. In addition to onstage performance, Andy was also co-head of the Immaculata makeup department, and played an active role in costume design and the marketing department. They have also appeared in Little Shop of Horrors (Orin Scrivello) and Almost, Maine (Pete/Dave). Andy is part of this year’s Cappies Critics team this season, and is looking forward to participating alongside their friends. Andy would like to thank both the cast and crew of The 39 Steps as well as Ms Budgell for being consistently supportive throughout the production.
Annabella, Margaret, Mrs Jordan, Albright
Otis is a student in the grade of nine and is absolutely thrilled to bits to be performing in the 39 steps and is also helping with (not sure if I will be helping with anything else this play.)
Otis hasn't had a role on screen in a few years but in Almost, Maine had worked on props. Otis is also part of the improv team ( the mackers improv 6.) Otis would like to thank his uncle, supporting parents and Miss Budgell for giving me a chance to perform for the first time at Mac.