The acting talents of 14 Laureate students were on display this past Wednesday evening, May 2, 2013, as they performed "The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play" before a full audience of parents, families and friends. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale and performed as a live period radio play, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay, adeptly played by Kieran S., is visiting 1930's London when the story begins. From an epic train chase to a feisty love interest (Mila L.), Hannay searches for the truth about the 39 steps with the police chasing after him every step of the way. Each of the student actors contributed a fine performance as well as coordinated the radio sound effects to make this play an enjoyable experience for all.
Congratulations to the cast: Jacob B. as Mr. Memory; Jacques du P. as Man at Music Hall, Man on Train, and Joe; Camryn G. as Woman at Music Hall, Ticket Merchant, and Innkeeper; Grayson L. as Stage Manager, Police Officer, Man on Train, and Doctor; Mila L. as Pamela Stewart; John M. as Professor Bartlett; Sophia M. as Cigarette Girl, Waitress, and Usherette; Tyler M. as WBFR Radio Announcer; Athanasia P. as Police Officer and Detective; Devon P. as Man at Music Hall, Newsboy, and George; Zachary S. as Music Hall Manager; Kieran S. as Richard Hannay; Emma V. as Annabella Smith; and Austin W. as Aberdeen Express Conductor, Donkey Cart Driver, and Alfred.
Thank you to Mrs. Law and Mrs. Verburg who directed the play and provided coaching, costuming, make-up, etc.