The first thing that N.C. State University Theatre “regulars” will notice about The 39 Steps is the drastic “remodeling” done in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall. Scenic designer Jayme Mellema has created an awesome replica of the interior of a 1935 theater in London’s West End, complete with balcony boxes and… Continue reading N.C. State University Theatre’s Spy Story, The 39 Steps, Unleashes Nonstop Laughter
Any fan of the 1935 film The 39 Steps or any Alfred Hitchcock devotee should be positively delighted with Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of the play by the same name. Others, however, will likely be lost, bored, and a little overwhelmed with this excessively silly and frenzied comedy. The show follows Richard Hannay (Jesse Gephart)… Continue reading Patrick Barlow’s Farce, “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” Now Playing at RLT, Is Not for Everybody
On Oct. 12-14, 18-21, and 25-28, Raleigh Little Theatre will present a community-theater production of “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. English actor, comedian, and playwright Patrick Barlow adapted this knee-slapping 2005 farce from John Buchan’s classic 1915 adventure novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat 1935 motion-picture thriller based on Buchan’s nail-biting espionage story.
When it comes to cutting the fool, Jason Peck and Jesse Gephart are a dynamic duo who compare favorably to the classic comedy teams of Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and Costello. Their monkey business helped “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” earn a standing ovation from Hot Summer Nights’ opening-night audience.
Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy will open its seventh season with “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” English actor, comedian, and playwright Patrick Barlow’s 2005 farce that preshow publicity claims brings hilarity to Hitchcock, on June 8-12 and 15-19.