— 14th Season —
The 28 Stairs
An Online Production for Out of the Box Theatre
Produced by Halina Malinowski
Associate Producer: Susan Case
Musical Direction & Score by Woody Regan
Technical Director/Video & Sound Editor: Bob Johnson
Streaming Manager: Remi Urreta
Publicity/Public Relations: Jamie Baker
Out of the Box Theatre Company presents THE 28 STAIRS: A RADIO PLAY PARODY by Lin Snider. Based on John Buchan’s book THE 39 STEPS.
The radio play follows Richard Hannay’s exploits through a film noir-like plot of wartime espionage.
Hannay is at a theatre when a shot is fired. In the ensuing panic, he meets a frightened Annabella, who tells him that she is a spy being chased by assassins. She claims to have uncovered a plot to steal vital military secrets, called “The 28 Stairs.”
He takes her to his home, where she is murdered. On a train to Scotland, where Anabella had said he should seek out “the Professor,” Hannay sees the police on his trail. In desperation, he enters a compartment with a sole occupant, Pamela. She, however, betrays him to the law. He jumps from the train and escapes.
The fun continues as this frenetic farce careens from place to place. The conclusion combines mishaps, mistaken identities, and tongue-in-cheek references to everything we like about murder mysteries.
Running time: 70 minutes.
Larry Stephen Hines*
Laurel Lockhart *
Jennifer Sherron Stock*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
We wish to express our gratitude to the performers’ unions:
Actors’ Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, SAG-AFTRA
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the artists to appear on this program.