Take as many steps as necessary to see ‘The 39 Steps’ in Huron

Aaron Krause • Jul 17, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Four actors are putting on a master class in comic timing and multi-tasking in the Huron Playhouse’s hugely entertaining production of “The 39 Steps,” the company’s next to last show this season, set in 1935 England and Scotland.

You might recall “The 39 Steps” from the iconic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie. Or perhaps you might be familiar with the story from John Buchan’s 1915 novel —  which, shockingly, he wrote out of boredom while cooped up in bed, recovering from an ulcer.

But even if you don’t know Alfred Hitchcock from Babe Ruth, you’ll laugh until it hurts. A couple of audience members during opening night remarked that they were unfamiliar with the material, yet found it hilarious.

This stage adaptation by Patrick Barlow, which runs through Saturday at McCormick School, co-won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.

Aaron Krause's review of this production was published recently in the Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, you can subscribe to the Norwalk Reflector to receive home delivery and/or the e-paper, which is a complete digital replica of each issue. For more information, call (419) 668-3771 or click HERE.

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