SCHS Take Two Drama Club presenting ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’

Cole Benfer, left, and Robert Anderson in “The Thirty-Nine Steps.”

GEORGETOWN – The Take Two Drama Club of Sussex Central High School will present “The Thirty-Nine Steps,” a comedy by Patrick Barlow based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, by special permission of Samuel French and Company.

The production will be on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way in Georgetown.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors, students and military; and $7 at a special two-for-one rate for all middle school students. No one will be turned away for inability to pay, but all donations and proceeds support future Take Two/SCHS dramatic productions.

“This show is a really special show called The Junior-Senior Showcase,” said SCHS drama instructor David Warick. “This is typically a smaller non-musical show featuring the acting talent of two juniors and two seniors. In this case, the show will be the last high school production for seniors Robert Anderson and Cole Benfer.”

The juniors performing are Elizabeth Holz and Braeden Swain.

“This is a hilarious, madcap take on a classic thriller in which only four actors play over 30 roles, changing costumes, hats and props at breakneck speed. Part of the fun is watching them nearly goof up but still having to carry on and keep the play going,” Mr. Warick said.

Tickets for the show are available at the door, starting at 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. for Saturday matinee). Concessions and drinks will be available at separate cost.

The Take Two Drama Club is an independent non-profit club and drama boosters organization (501(c)3 status pending) that supports the production of plays and musicals for the students of Sussex Central High School and the surrounding communities.

All ticket proceeds go directly back into the production of future shows and to supporting the students of Sussex Central in studying and creating theatre. If you wish to make a donation to Take Two, contact advisor David Warick at

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