Orange Community Players, Inc. will host auditions for “The 39 Steps” 5-9 p.m., May 28 and 29 at the playhouse located at 708 Division Ave. in Orange.

“The 39 Steps,” by John Buchan is a two time Tony Award winning play, winner of the Best New Comedy award, and the longest running comedy on Broadway with its 500th performance celebrated on May 19, 2009.

There are four actors in this play who will collectively play a cast of dozens, if not hundreds of characters (depending on talent and Olympian courage) throughout the play.

Richard Hannay: Suave, debonair, and vaguely English.  Hannay is an everyman turned hero with dashing good looks and a pencil moustache.

Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela:  Germanic femme fatale, beautiful Scottish peasant, headstrong English woman of the modern age (1940’s).  She is (literally) the only REAL woman in Richard Hannay’s crusade.

The other two actors are the lynchpin of this show.  These two parts may just be the most challenging, and rewarding, roles of anyone’s career: Policemen, assassins, traveling merchants, a paper boy, a mastermind of evil (and his wife), daredevil pilots, a jealous husband, the very elements themselves.

Everyone who comes to see this show may play hell trying to describe it, but they’ll talk about it for the rest of their lives.

The rehearsal schedule will be made available on the nights of auditions.

Performance dates are scheduled for Sept. 19-29, 2013.