The 39 Steps

from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
adapted by Patrick Marlow
based on the book by John Buchan

Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte

“Theatre at its finest!…Absurdly enjoyable! -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 nonstop 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 producing member of Lazy Fairy 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.

Spotlight Series: LEARN

Guest Speaker: TBD
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Spotlight Series: ENGAGE

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



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