The 39 Steps is based on the 1935 Hitchcock movie of the same name, in which Richard Hannay, a bored English gentleman with dark wavy hair, piercing blue eyes, and a pencil mustache, gets involved with a spy and goes on a cross-country adventure to save the world from some unknown evil. And since this is 1935, evil has a German accent. But the details of the plot and the chase really don't matter, it's the fun of the way that the story is told that matters.* The framework of the play gives the artists lots of room to play as they imagine this whirlwind adventure using good old-fashioned theater magic.
|clowns Brendan Veerman and Jake Sung-Guk Sullival|
(photo by Justin Cox)
|Kyler Chase and Zoe Hartigan (photo by Justin Cox)|
The 39 Steps, Lyric Arts' delightful return to the stage, continues Thursdays through Sundays through October 17 (click here for details).