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The Stage Company's Production of "The 39 Steps" and Art Display
Date(s) & Time(s)::
December 6, 2013
December 7, 2013
December 8, 2013
December 13, 2013
December 14, 2013
December 15, 2013
Location: Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 South Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL
THE 39 STEPS, Adapted by Patrick Barlow from a novel by John Buchan and a film by Alfred Hitchcock, Directed by Catherine Field, mixes a Hitchcock film classic with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python-esque zaniness. It is a fast-paced blend of acting and frenetic stage craft. It is filled with puns, mysteries, laughter and suspense as Richard Hannay tries to figure out why all these people are chasing after him and what exactly are the “39 steps.”Return to event list.
The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film, THE 39 STEPS, to be performed with a small cast of four. The film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films.
THE 39 STEPS plays December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (*with the exception of Saturday, December 7, show at 8:30 p.m.), and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, with “Student Appreciation Day” tickets for $5.00 at the Sunday matinee, December 8.
Tickets can be purchased at the Varsity Center Box Office, Monday-Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning Friday November 29 and one hour before each performance.
Coinciding with the run of the play is an art exhibit on display in the gallery of the Varsity Center for the Arts. It features metal artist Roberta Elliott and fabric artist Karen Linduska in an exhibit titled, “Nature: Hard and Soft.” The curator of the display is Anthill Gallery of Cobden. The theater gallery is open during the run of the play, from December 6th through December 15th, one hour before show time and during intermission. It is also open during the box office hours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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