The 39 Steps

Stage Adaptation by Patrick Barlow
Adapted from the Film by Alfred Hitchcock
Based on the Novel by John Buchan

Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte

“Theatre at its finest!…Absurdly enjoyable! – The New York Times

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Packed with non-stop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Nov 18 – Dec 13, 2015

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Richard B. Watson

Orlando, Pennsylvania, Hampton, Georgia, and Milwaukee Shakespeare Companies; Arkansas Rep, Ensemble Studio Theater, Irish Rep, Asolo Rep, Pioneer, Human Race, Merry-Go-Round, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburg Public, Coconut Grove, Pirate Playhouse, Sterling Rennasance, Disney World, Wellfleet Harbor and Cornell.  Shakespeare: Macbeth, Pericles, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Henry VIII, Romeo And Juliet, Richard III, King John, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Winter’s Tale, Tempest, Taming Of The Shrew, Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It and Titus Andronicus.  Memorable roles:  John Adams 1776, Henry Higgins My Fair Lady, Zach A Chorus Line, Long John Silver Treasure Island: A New Musical, Applegate Damn Yankees, Iago Othello, George Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, CP Ellis The Best Of Enemies, Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror, James Lawson Race, and Squeers/Hawk Nicholas Nickleby Parts 1 & 2.  Film/TV: PS, I Love You; “Law & Order CI”; “Delocated”; “Onion Sports Network”; Art=(Love)²; and a pilot, “Powerless”, for FX.  MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting.  Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Juliana Davis

is thrilled to be making her American Stage debut in THE 39 STEPS! Some of her favorite credits include: HONKY TONK ANGELS (Hippodrome), MOTHERHOOD: THE MUSICAL (Straz Center), SHEAR MADNESS (Florida Studio Theatre), THE TAFFETAS (Denver Center), HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, PIPPIN and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Arvada Center), WEST SIDE STORY (Central City Opera) and DOUBT (Lake Dillon Theatre Company). Juliana received her Bachelors in Musical Theatre from Lees-McRae College in NC, and has been working professionally as an actor, choreographer and director for over fifteen years. She had the pleasure of working as a teaching artist at American Stage for the Advanced Teen Acting Spring 2015 session.  After years of bouncing around, Juliana is happy to now call St Petersburg home. Juliana is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Joey Panek

hails originally from Syracuse, NY, but now calls Sarasota, FL home. He’s performed at regional theaters throughout the country and with several national touring companies. He’s thrilled to be back at American Stage where he appeared in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and numerous concerts and benefits. Joey has recently assumed the role of Director of Marketing and Communications here at American Stage and is thrilled to work with such a great team. Joey is a web and media personality who can be found online at, and on broadcast television as the Social Trends Analyst for WWSB ABC-7 and the daytime talk show, SUNCOAST VIEW. Joey is a member of Florida Studio Theatre’s Improv Troupe, as well as a frequent cabaret performer throughout Tampa Bay. While that’s all great, his dog Lulu overshadowed him by being featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In his spare time he plans to save the world through entertainment and martinis.

Jed Peterson

is pleased to return to American Stage after playing Rudolf Nureyev last year in the premier of Nureyev’s Eyes by David Rush. He recently played the title roles in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure at the Tent Theatre and Zorro at the East Lynne Theatre. He also created the leading role of Stephen Foster in the new musical Hard Times at the Cell Theatre, written by Larry Kirwan featuring the music of Stephen Foster. Jed graduated from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and Princeton University. He trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia where he became one of only two Americans to have appeared on the Moscow Art Main Stage with the Russian company. He trained as a dancer at the School of American Ballet and made his stage debut in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet. He is a Resident Artist at The Cell Theatre and a member of the acting company of Playwrights Gallery in New York City.

Theatre & Craft Beer Night

Craft Beer Tasting by Green Bench Brewing Co.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Arrive early on Wednesday December 2nd for a special craft beer tasting hosted by Green Bench Brewing Co before the show.

Young Professionals Night

Show at 8PM | After-Party at 10PM
Friday, December 4, 2015

For the young and the young-at-heart! Come see THE 39 STEPS and then enjoy a special after-party Meet & Greet reception with the Cast & Creative Team at Station House (260 1st St S – just a few blocks away!). One Free Beer or Wine per person, Appetizers served, Live Jazz. 

Spotlight Series: ENGAGE

Sundays, November 29 & December 6, 2015
Talk-back with the cast of THE 39 STEPS 

Spotlight Series: LEARN

Guest Speaker: TBD
Sunday, November 8, 2015

39 Steps - Tampa Tribune

“In this intentionally absurd version, you get four actors playing more than 150 roles — and that’s something to watch, if only to see how they pull it off.”

Walt Belcher, Tampa Tribune

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THE 39 STEPS cast members Jed Peterson and Juliana Davis appear on WTSP’s Studio 10 Live!

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“You will laugh loudly and often, I promise.”

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THE 39 STEPS – Special Performances

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Post-Show Talkback | Sunday November 29 & Sunday December 6 |  Immediately following the the 3PM performance, stay for an opportunity to speak with the cast of THE 39 STEPS….

THE 39 STEPS – Audience Response

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Take a look at what audiences are saying about THE 39 STEPS adapted by Patrick Barlow, based on the Film by Alfred Hitchcock, and directed by Stephanie Gularte. The cast…

78 STEPS: Joey’s Two-show Day of THE 39 STEPS

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Each weekend, one of our actors from our current production of THE 39 STEPS will chronicle their two-show day. This past weekend, Joey Panek, who plays one of the Clowns…


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In Which a Story Cures Boredom:  John Buchan & the Novel by Shannon Hurst The spy thriller is an inescapable staple of both film and literature so entrenched in our…