Dinner Theatre ‘The 39 Steps’ plays to packed house

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Panola College theatre students performed ‘The 39 Steps’ as a dinner theatre production on September 21-23, packing the Elizabeth R. Hedges Studio Theatre for both evening and matinee performances.

In addition to the photos included in the Pony Express gallery with this article, a complete gallery is available at Panola College Theatre Presents The 39 Steps online.

Starring in Panola College’s production as Richard Hannay: Shelby Watson, Leon; Pamela Edwards: Jasmine Ryan, Martinsville; Annabella Schmidt: Sarah Owens, Mt. Enterprise; Mr. Memory/Crofter/Mr. McGarrigle: Justin Gonzales, Rains; Compere: Christian Kotara, Spurger; Heavy 1/Salesman 1/Policeman 1: Keath Kibbey, Huntington; Heavy 2/Salesman 2/Policeman 2: Peyton Proffitt, Center; Milkman/Porter/Train Police/Paperboy/Radio Announcer: Yancey Flores, Shelbyville; Mrs. Higgins: Angel Kammer, Kennard; Mrs. Dunwoody: Bethany Crowe, Kennard; Professor Jordan: Tailer Chong, Rains; Margaret: Hannah Williams, Gary; Mrs. Jordan/Mrs. McGarrigle: Abigail Parish, Chireno; Pilot 1/Sheriff/McQuerrie: Dustin Bennett, Center; Pilot 2/Chief Inspector Albright: Cody Osburn, Center; The Scottish Band/Old Man: Freeman Thomas, Carthage; The Director: Zach Holmes, Martinsville.

Heading up the crew is Assistant Director: Kyree Williams, Hillsboro; Stage Manager:  Maelbi Calderon, Seagoville; Production Manager: Nathaniel Endsley, Huntington; Sound Design: Jesse Waters; Lighting Design: Kassandra Escobar, Centerville; Lighting Technician: Brenton Humphries, Gary; Costume Design: Lacie Sepulvado, Mt. Enterprise; Properties: Emily Robinson, Martinsville, Madison Spence, Gary, and Kassidy Weatherford, Gary; Assistant Stage Manager: Maria Mejia, Mt. Enterprise; Running Crew: Chailey Norton, Mt. Enterprise; Catalina Zoyoquila, Mt. Enterprise; Makeup Hair Assistant: Tony Jeter, Carthage;  Curtains: Alison Oyinki, Nigeria; SFX: Brandon Castillo, Timpson.

The play is adapted by Patrick Barlow, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The story is from the novel by John Buchan. The film was produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

Next on the agenda for Panola College theatre will be “I Gelosi” by David Dridel, on November 1, 2, and 7, in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium. This is the play that will be the College’s entry in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

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