Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, at Lake Whitney Arts

The 39 Steps, Adapted by Patrick Barlow, From the novel by John Buchan, From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Feb 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Director: Stacey Greenawalt
Assistant Director: Pam Dougherty


Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and a pinch of Mel Brooks, and you have a fun, fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!

This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 100 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In THE 39 STEPS, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. And then she's murdered.

Soon, a mysterious organization is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying-- um-- On second thought, maybe we shouldn't give too much away.

THE 39 STEPS is a riotous blend of virtuoso performance and inventive stagecraft!


Richard Hannay................................ Rusty Cook

Pamela ......................................... Becca Bilz Davis

Annabella, Margaret,
Pilot 1, Mr. McGarrigle ....... Stacey Greenawalt

Lamp Goon 2, Salesman 2, Porter,
Crofter, Pilot 2, Professor,
McQuarrie, Mrs. McGarrigle ....... Stephen Buse

Compere, Lamp Goon 1,
Salesman 1, Paperboy, Policeman 2 ,
Inspector, Heavy 2, Albright ...... George Staples

Mr. Memory, Milk Man, Mrs Higgins,
Policeman 1, Mrs, Jordan, Sheriff,
Dunwoody, Heavy 1 .............................. Joe Pedigo

Director ........................................ Stacey Greenawalt

Assistant Director ........................... Pam Dougherty

Light & Sound Design ..... Cindy Parks, Rebecca Strange

RUSTY COOK - Richard Hannay
Rusty CookRusty loves being on stage and entertaining an audience. He has appeared in many shows at LWA. His favorites include: THE ODD COUPLE, BROTHERS, and REX'S EXES (where Ed finally let him wear a dress!) He enjoys the time spent with cast and crew and looks forward to doing more in the future.

BECCA BILZ DAVIS - Pamela Edwards
Becca Bilz DavisBecca has been involved with Lake Whitney Arts nearly since the beginning. Her first show was THE WIZARD OF OZ, and her most recent was HAT TRICKS this past fall. She works as an elementary school counselor in China Spring and teaches part time in the environmental science department at Hill College. She lives with her husband, Lee (BC) and their cats and dogs.

STEPHEN BUSE - Multiple Roles
Stephen BuseStephen is proud to be back on the LWA stage. He's had a seven year absence after a series of mishaps. His favorite plays include MOON OVER BUFFALO and THE RED VELVET CAKE WARS. He wants to thank cast and crew for allowing him to be in this show and his wonderful wife for her support!

Stacey Greenawalt - Director
Stacey GreenawaltStacey has been active in the DFW theatre community for many years as actor, director, costumer, prop designer, scenic painter, and set designer, and has been nominated for two Column Awards. Favorite roles include Lotty Wilton in ENCHANTED APRIL, Miss Hannigan in ANNIE THE MUSICAL, Ronnette in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and both Yente and Fruma-Sarah in two different productions of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Most recently, she appeared as Georgia Dean in Lake Whitney Arts' HONKY TONK HISSY FIT. Stacey previously directed TWO WITCHES, NO WAITING at LWA, and THE 39 STEPS marks her 9th show here.

PAM DOUGHERTY - Assistant Director
Pam DoughertyIn late 2020, Pam semi-retired to Lake Whitney after a lifetime as an award-winning professional actress in North Texas. She is currently voicing the character of Big Mom for the popular, long-running anime ONE PIECE. She might be familiar to local residents as the complaining old Mrs. McBroom in the film THE VAST OF NIGHT, shot right here in Whitney! Her last onstage performance was in DOLL'S HOUSE 2 at Oklahoma City Rep, and after two years of lockdown, she is happy to be involved in live theater again! www.pamdougherty.com

JOE NEAL PEDIGO - Multiple Roles
Joe Neal PedigoJoe is excited to be back in theatre with this great cast, director, and assistant director! Joe's last time on stage was 26 years ago in his high school production of CAROUSEL as Billy Bigelow. He is thrilled to be back in this wonderful theatre! Joe loves spending time with his daughter Lauren, who inspires him to act, and son Colton, his Daddy's twin.

William EdwardsWilliam is just getting back into theater and is excited to be back where he first started: at Lake Whitney arts. Since the first play he did here (HONEYMOON AT GRAVESIDE MANOR) he's been in HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD as well and has done a few others in high school and college such as SYLVIA, HOUND OF BASKERVILLE and HAMLET.

GEORGE STAPLES - Multiple Roles
George StaplesGeorge was active in theatre in high school in Edna Texas and in community theatre in Victoria (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) and Lubbock. He has been a city attorney for a number of cities for over 50 years, a job that has kept him away from the stage. Now he has fired all of them and is back. He loves Gilbert and Sullivan and stories which need not be true.

CINDY PARKS - Sound Design/Tech Guru
Cindy ParksCindy Parks loves theatre. She has been with LWA since the beginning. Cindy has directed and acted in may shows here. Favorite roles include Sally in DAVID'S MOTHER, Dolly Levi in THE MATCHMAKER, Jessie May in TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Suzy in WAIT UNTIL DARK, and Annie Sullivan in THE MIRACLE WORKER. Credits as a Director: GREASE, THE DIVINERS, THE ALTO PART, MOON OVER BUFFALO, GREATER TUNA, and many more. 

REBECCA STRANGE - Lighting Design/Tech Guru
Rebecca StrangeRebecca Strange has been involved with theatre since college. She holds a BS in Speech and Drama from Howard Payne University. Rebecca is a member of Theta Alpha Phi and Pi Kappa Delta. She is a founding member of LWA and the Tin Building Theatre in Clifton. She has been involved in many productions, directing, building sets, lighting and serving on the Board are some of her credits. Favorite shows include GODSPELL, ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW, I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, OUR TOWN, THE MATCHMAKER, and many more.