The 39 steps

June 16 – 25, 2023

Main stage

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
Directed by Johnny Pecano

About the show

A fast-paced spoof of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, The 39 Steps, follows an “everyday man” who meets a woman, a spy. When he brings her home, she is murdered. The next thing he knows, an organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on his trail and determined to find him. A blend of upbeat and inventive performances will have the audience on the edge of their seat in this mysterious comedy. The 39 Steps was last on stage at the Playhouse in 2012, this production will reunite 3 of the original 4 cast members as tribute to the 2012 production’s director, David Jendre.


Johnny Pecano (Director)
Caitlyn N. Santiago (Stage Manager)
Wayne Bonner III (Movement Coordinator)
Leslie Brown (Light and Scenic Designer)


Dr. John Cox (Richard Hannay)
Candace DiLullo (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret)
Jeanine Rees (Clown 1)
Jason A. Green (Clown 2)


Tickets may be purchased in-person at the DeYor Performing Arts Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Ticket sales will be available 1 hour prior to performances at The Youngstown Playhouse.

Online ticket sales will close two hours prior to doors opening on the event date.

*Flex Pass Eligible 

Flex Passes

Flex Passes are on sale now. Available in three price tiers, Flex Passes include admission to any 4 performances within the 2022/2023 Season, excluding special event shows.