The 39 Steps

The adventure story The 39 Steps, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, has been converted into a fast-paced, amusing spoof in which four actors portray all the 100 or so characters. Alfred Hitchcock said, “What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out?” Steps director Ken Bailey says, “In the play The 39 Steps, there is simply no time for dull bits. This runaway train of…comedy is stretching our creative…talent to the maximum. It is definitely a case of stagecraft vs. human endurance.” The four brave actors caught up in the mayhem are Kevin Dean, Alexis German, Craig Griffin and Jeff McMorrough. Looks like great fun indeed.

The 39 Steps opens with previews Wednesday September 10 and Thursday September 11 at 7:30 p.m., then performs through October 5, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., with one Wednesday matinee on October 1 at 2:30 p.m. and one Saturday matinee on September 27 at 2:30 p.m., from A.D. Players, at Grace Theater, 2710 West Alabama, door $20 to $40, 713-526-2721, adplayers.org.
Wed., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 27, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 10. Continues through Oct. 5, 2014

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