Tuesday, January 10, 2017

‘The 39 Steps’: A Hitchcockian Comedy

"The 39 Steps" plays at the Village Theatre
Village Theatre presents the slapstick comedy, The 39 Steps. (Village Theatre)

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While you may have seen 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie, The 39 Steps, I can almost guarantee that you’ve never seen it like this. This stage version features over 150 characters played by only four different actors. The comedy is a Tony and Drama Desk award winning play where the staging is almost more creative that than the play itself including an on-stage plane crash.

The 39 Steps plays that the Village Theatre in Issaquah from January 19 through February 26 before moving to Everett’s Performing Arts Center from March 3-26, 2107. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday, 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and a 2:00 p.m. matinee is available on Saturdays and Sundays. A preview performance is scheduled for January 18, an ASL interpreted performance will be presented on February 4 and a post-show discussion will be offered on February 21.

Tickets range from $35-$70 depending on the seating and which performance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (425) 392-2202. The Francic Gaudette Theatre is located at 303 Front St. N., Issaquah, WA 98027.