Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps
is back at the Alley Theatre, complete with the same two lead actors, Todd Waite and Elizabeth Bunch, and the same director, Mark Shanahan, who put together the Alley’s 2010 production. Native Houstonian Mark Price (Broadway: Mary Poppins
) returns to Houston to take on a variety of roles (Mr. Memory, a clown and more) in the four-actor, fast-paced comedy-thriller featuring more than 150 total roles. “It’s very rapid-fire. We play any number of roles,” he says. “It’s a play for actors who love doing theater.”
8 p.m. Friday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. July 21 through August 20. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit alleytheatre.org
. $26 to $81.
An ordinary man gets caught up in intrigue and a manhunt that takes him all over the place after a woman is mysteriously murdered. Sounds like the plot of a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie, which this is — sort of. Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of