August 22, 2007

39 Steps BOSTON

Cast members, artistic personnel and nearly everyone who was working yesterday filled the rehearsal hall for the Meet and Greet for The 39 Steps (Tickets now on sale). It was a great little event, and it looks like the next few weeks are going to be a lot of fun.

l to r: Becky Hylton, Blair Caple, Penney Pinnette, George Ryan, Anita Canzian, and Director Maria Aitken.

Nicholas Martin, Charles Edwards (Hannay) and Maria Aitken.

Michael Maso, Gerry Cohen (production sponsor), Charles Edwards, Maria Aitken, Sherri Cohen (production sponsor)

And here's a little preview info about our international cast and director:

Arnie Burton – New York-based actor Burton’s stage credits include “The Jew of Malta” and “The Merchant of Venice” at Theatre for a New Audience earlier this, and Rattlestick Theatre’s 2003 production of “The Last Sunday in June.” His film career includes “Building Girl” (2005) and the 2002 cult favorite “Igby Goes Down.” Television credits include “Law & Order,” “Frasier,” and more.

Charles Edwards – This English actor received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Richard Hannay in the London West End production of “The 39 Steps.” He has been seen in the films “An Ideal Husband” with Rupert Everett and Cate Blanchett, “Mansfield Park,” “Batman Begins,” and stars in the upcoming UK film “The All Together” with Martin Freeman.

Jennifer Ferrin – is an Emmy Award-winning actress (Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama) who landed a role on CBS’s “As The World Turns” (Jennifer Munson), immediately after graduating from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. A regular on series television, Ferrin currently stars in the acclaimed miniseries “The Kill Point” with Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo.

Cliff Saunders – Toronto-based Saunders is a film and television actor with numerous credits in the U.S. and Canada. He played the Stage Manager in the award-winning film version of the musical “Chicago,” as well as in such American television “Monk,” the “Eloise” movies and, fittingly, a 1988 episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

Maria Aitken is the acclaimed British actress and director. She played leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and the Old Vic, and has starred in more Noel Coward plays in London’s West End than any other actress. She has produced a series of acting master classes for the BBC, one of which was her own High Comedy class. Recently, Aitken has focused on directing, having helmed the award-winning London production of “The 39 Steps.”

The 39 Steps was adapted by Patrick Barlow and based on a concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, based on the book by John Buchan.

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