MARINETTE — Theatre on the Bay announces its cast and crew for “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow, directed by John Thornberry, and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Mines.
“The 39 Steps” is a wild comedic spoof of Alfred Hitchcock films with four actors playing multiple roles and include Kenan Pulver as Richard Hannay; Rebecca Stone Thornberry as Annabella Schmidt/ Pamela/ Margaret; Brittany Welch as Clown 1 (playing multiple roles) and Ricky Berlin as Clown 2 (playing multiple roles). The production staff includes set and sound designer John Thornberry; lighting designer Chris Weber; costume designer Annalisa Mines and stage manager Marie Arnold.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” focuses on Hamlet’s two best friends from childhood, Ros and Guil, as the events of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy unfold around them, they try to figure out what’s real, what isn’t, and why their old friend wants them dead and include cast members James Porras II as Rosencrantz; Leah LaMalfa as Guildenstern; Lisa LeBoeuf as the Player; Patrick Mines as Hamlet; Gary Pansch as Claudius; Marie Arnold as Gertrude; Ashley Nerat as Ophelia and Karah Nelson, Tyrus Cretens, Alex Bournonville, Travis Meyer, Sammi Batterson, and Joe Gustin as the tragedians. The production staff is comprised of set designer Dave Hendrick; lighting designer Chris Weber; sound designer Kenan Pulver and costume designer Annalisa Mines.
“The 39 Steps” will be presented on the Nancy Gehrke Stage in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at UW-Marinette from April 13 to 15 and 21 to 22 at a cost of $12 for adults, $8 for students and free to current UW-Marinette students with ID; and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” from April 27 to 29 with “pay what you will” at the door as no tickets will be sold.
All shows on Fridays and Saturdays will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets for “The 39 Steps,” persons may visit the website at marinette.uwc.edu/theatre; the theatre’s ticketing system; at the theatre box office one hour before every performance or call Pamela Olson at 715-735-4300, ext. 4301.