Daily Archives: July 30, 2015

39 Steps at The Union Square Theatre: Exclusive Opportunity for ASF Members

ASF Members and Friends can enjoy special ticket pricing for the Tony Award winning play, 39 STEPS, a hilarious and fast-paced comedy-thriller that consists of “100 breakneck minutes of sheer theatrical fun.”

A show suitable for any age, 39 STEPS is a comedic spoof on the classic 1935 film. The hero of the play, the dashing Richard Hannay, must race to solve the mystery of 39 Steps and clear his name! The Tony® Winning Hit Comedy features just 4 talented actors in 150 different roles!

“ABSURDLY ENJOYABLE! Theater at its finest!”                                     ––Ben Brantley, New York Times.

“THE MOST ENTERTAINING SHOW ON BROADWAY”                          ––Liz Smith, New York Post.

To receive the exclusive discount on tickets use ASF;s special code LSP88. The offer is valid on all performances through 11/30/2015.

 $49 Tickets* Mon/Wed/Thu performances  (reg. $79)

$59 Tickets* Fri/Sat/Sun performances  (reg. $89).

For more information visit 39stepsny.com

To apply this exclusive rate to your order, visit Ticketmaster.com/THE-39-STEPS-NY-tickets/artist/2089037 then select a performance date & enter the code: LSP88.

You can also call Ticketmaster at 800-250-2929 and mention the code. Or, simply print this page and bring it to the Union Square Theatre Box Office at 100 East 17th St.

Don’t forget to enter our online sweepstakes for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS. Learn how to enter here.

Photo via 39stepsny.com


Vermont High School Receives Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton Bursary Award

Excitement builds at the Otter Valley Union’s Walking Stick Theatre Company.

Young  performers from Vermont’s Otter Valley Union High School are preparing for their international debut at the Edinburgh Festival FringeThe students will perform “Anon(ymous),” a 90-minute modern adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey written by Naomi Iizuka.

otter valley logoOtter Valley’s acting troupe is one of only a few dozen high school theater companies who will perform at the Fringe.

Theater Director Jeff Hull explains how Otter Valley’s company was invited to apply to take part in the festival two years ago based on the quality of their work. “We had to go through a rigorous application process,” Hull says. “But we did it!”OVUHS 5

The application process was only one obstacle the group would face. Funding the $6,500 per student cost of the trip proved to be a huge challenge. But the support that they recieved, from both their local community and beyond, was staggering.

The American-Scottish Foundation heard of Otter Valley’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and immediately wanted to lend support. The Foundation gave Otter Valley’s Theater program a bursary grant to help make their potential trip to Edinburgh a reality. ASF’s involvement with Otter Valley only continued from there. Chairman Alan Bain invited Jeff Hull and his family to New York City so they could march in the annual Tartan Day Parade.

OVUHS 3The Hull family had a wonderful time at the NYTD Parade, where they were able to meet “Outlander” star Graham McTavish, as well as the ASF officials.

Alan Bain got in touch with Scottish contacts, ensuring that the American-Scottish Foundation Bursary award could help enhance the students’ Scottish adventure. The students will be able to tour Edinburgh Castle, visit parts of Edinburgh’s Underground City, and purchase tickets to shows. The students will also enjoy a farewell dinner at the acclaimed Royal Overseas League.OVUHS 2

Chairman Alan Bain says that his support for the Otter Valley theater group’s trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes, in part, from his own experiences traveling abroad when he was a young student. He is confident that “this trip will give all those involved a life-long and treasured memory that is likely to be […] inspirational and life transformative.”

To learn more about the ASF Bursary program visit this page.

All images via facebook.com/ovtheatre.