The Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, in which four actors portray more than 150 characters in a fast paced 100 minutes. More…
The madcap story follows dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of 'The 39 Steps,' all the while trying to clear his name. The four actors change roles in the blink of an eye. This production, performed at the intimate Union Square Theatre, is a transfer of the Tony Award winning Broadway production.
See it if Wonderful for Hitchcock and film noir fans. The actor chemistry was obvious and there was great precision and execution.
Don't see it if The actors were a well oiled machine, but came off acting mechanical and rehearsed. They did not seem to be enjoying themselves. Too tight.
See it if you like farces and know at least a little Alfred Hitchcock
Don't see it if you don't like it when they break the forth wall, or when actors play more than one part
See it if You enjoy plays without music, comedy, and some quick thinking.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals. It was an enjoyable show really even for a musical fan as myself.
See it if You like physical comedy, English humor, murder mystery, the unexpected and inventive use of set pieces.
Don't see it if You require fancy stage accoutrements, you need to be detached from the performance, you confuse easy, English humor turns you iff
See it if You like clever staging, mystery/thrillers, great acting, melodrama.
Don't see it if You're expecting complete reverence of the original book/Hitchcock film or humor in your drama.