THE       STEPS   George Street Playhouse

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"A great piece of theatrical fun...Mark Shanahan, who has played his share of dashing heroes on the stage... has directed the George Street production with a welcome sense of warmth and organic playfulness."

-- New York Times

 

"The news about the George Street Playhouse production of The 39 Steps could not be better... The execution is flawless. Director Mark Shanahan...has done an outstanding job here...there is no gainsaying the terrific work that Shanahan has done."  -- Talkin' Broadway

 

"Even if you have previously succumbed to the comical bits and pieces that fill up The 39 Steps, the production now at the George Street Playhouse should convince you, as it did me, that its endearing charms can actually be improved upon, as directed with unerring sturm und style by Mark Shanahan..." -- Curtain Up

 

"Director Mark Shanahan has expert timing, as do all of these actors..."  

-- QOnstage

 

Mark Shanahan

"Mark Shanahan as director, Jen Waldman as movement director...With so much going on, it would be easy to end in a near miss, however, this one’s a direct hit."  -- New Jersey Hills

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The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

George Street Playhouse

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

George Street Playhouse

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The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

George Street Playhouse

Featuring Howard McGillin, Stacie Lewis, Michael Thomas Holmes and Mark Price

THE 39  STEPS   (2017) Alley Theatre

"A breath of fresh air...  it forces director Mark Shanahan and his talented cast to rely almost solely on their physicality and comic timing to captivate our imagination... A gorgeously timed train scene that has the pair playing dozens of characters.. is actorly simpatico in motion."   -- The Houston Press

 

"Uproars of laughter and awe, the kind that prompts one to look about to fellow audience members with shared gasps of appreciation....The show’s run has been extended due to popular demand, and it’s easy to see why." -- Houston Family Magazine

The Alley Theatre
The Alley Theatre
Elizabeth Bunch, 39 Steps Alley Theatre, directed by Mark Shanahan
Elizabeth Bunch, 39 Steps Alley Theatre, directed by Mark Shanahan
At the McGarrigle Hotel  39 Steps Alley Theatre Mark Shanahan
At the McGarrigle Hotel 39 Steps Alley Theatre Mark Shanahan
The thugs, 39 Steps Alley Theatre directed by Mark Shanahan, with Mark Price and Bruce Warren
The thugs, 39 Steps Alley Theatre directed by Mark Shanahan, with Mark Price and Bruce Warren
The Milkman Price and Waite, Directed by Mark Shanahan Alley Theatre 39 Steps
The Milkman Price and Waite, Directed by Mark Shanahan Alley Theatre 39 Steps
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Prof Jordan
Prof Jordan
Worldly Wicked Things!
Worldly Wicked Things!
The 39 Steps Jordans
The 39 Steps Jordans
The London Palladium!
The London Palladium!
The Political Hall 39 Steps Alley Theatre directed by Mark Shanahan
The Political Hall 39 Steps Alley Theatre directed by Mark Shanahan
Mrs Higgins/Mr Warren, 39 Steps Alley Theatre directed by Mark Shanahan
Mrs Higgins/Mr Warren, 39 Steps Alley Theatre directed by Mark Shanahan
The place is stiff with police! Alley Theatre 39 Steps Warren Price and Waite directed by Mark Shana
The place is stiff with police! Alley Theatre 39 Steps Warren Price and Waite directed by Mark Shana
Am I right, Sir? The 39 Steps at The Alley  with Price, Warren, Buch and Waite, directed by Mark Sha
Am I right, Sir? The 39 Steps at The Alley with Price, Warren, Buch and Waite, directed by Mark Sha
Honor and Prilevege!
Honor and Prilevege!

THE 39  STEPS   Mile Square Theatre

Featuring Elizabeth Bunch, Todd Waite, Bruce Warren and Mark Price photos by Christopher Diaz

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39 Steps Mile Square TheatreDirected by Mark Shanahan33
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan56
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan34
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39 Steps Mile Square TheatreDirected by Mark Shanahan11
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan6
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan38
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39 Steps Mile Square TheatreDirected by Mark Shanahan5
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39 Steps Mile Square TheatreDirected by Mark Shanahan19
39 Steps Mile Square TheatreDirected by Mark Shanahan17
39 Steps Mile Square TheatreDirected by Mark Shanahan17
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan53
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan60
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan42
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan54
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan21
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39 Steps - Mile Square Theatre Directed by Mark Shanahan7

Featuring Joe Delafield, Evan Zes, Alycia Kunkle and Zachary Fine. Photos by Joe Epstein and Jason Flamos

THE       STEPS   Alley Theatre

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"Mark Shanahan's direction is breathlessly brisk and playful. "  -- Houston Chronicle

 

"Director Mark Shanahan, who first caught our eye at the Alley (appropriately enough) acting in a play called Hitchcock Blonde, keeps the action ripping along through Hugh Landwehr’s properly reverential but also tongue-in-cheek set." -- Houston Arts Week

 

 "Laugh-out-loud funny, no question about it...mighty difficult to resist."  -- Houston Press

 

Alley Theatre 39 Steps Bynch Beane and Tyson- Photo by Jann Whaley
Alley Theatre 39 Steps Bynch Beane and Tyson- Photo by Jann Whaley
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The 39 Steps

Alley Theatre

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Alley Theatre

39 Steps Bunch Alley Thetre Photo Jann Whaley
39 Steps Bunch Alley Thetre Photo Jann Whaley
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39 Steps
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The 39 Steps

Alley Theatre

39 Steps Alley Todd Waite and Elizabeth Bunch
39 Steps Alley Todd Waite and Elizabeth Bunch
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Alley Theatre

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps Alley Theatre Elizabeth Bunch Photo by Jann Whaley
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps Alley Theatre Elizabeth Bunch Photo by Jann Whaley
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Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps 3
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Alley Theatre

Strangers Join A Train
Strangers Join A Train

Featuring Todd Waite, Elizabeth Bunch, Jeffrey Beane and John Tyson

THE       STEPS   Adirondack Theatre Festival

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"Mark Shanahan has done a masterful job of staging and directing...Through it all he and his talented cast have a light touch and maintain the perfect tone for the material."  -- North Country NPR

 

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Adirondack Theatre Festival

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Adirondack Theatre Festival

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Adirondack Theatre Festival

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Adirondack Theatre Festival

THE       STEPS   Cape Playhouse

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"Director Mark Shanahan and the four Cape Playhouse actors milk this concept for all it's worth!  Works like a charm."   -- Cape Cod Online

"Director Mark Shanahan has pulled off a neat trick here, because this sort of rollicking comedy depends upon clockwork precision. Shanahan keeps everyone on track, choreographing hysterically intricate maneuvers and drawing fearless, over-the-top performances from a talented cast." 

 -- Barnstable Patriot

 

"Directed by Mark Shanahan, the crazy, adventurous plot is well-staged and fluid."  -- Cape Cod Today

Mark Shanahan

Alley photos by Jann Whaley and Wesley Hilt.  

George Street Photos by T.Charles Erickson

 

Howard McGillin and Margaret Loesser Robinson