Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

April 9, 2012

PREVIEW--"The 39 Steps"

Majestic Theater, West Springfield, MA
from April 12 - May 20, 2012

Take famed director Alfred Hitchcock's mystery "The 39 Steps" and play it for huge laughs, while keeping the mystique, and here comes a spiffy new version of the 1915 novel and 1935 movie.

Winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, the play is inspired by classic 1940's films, juicy spy novels, and a bit of Monty Python. It's a fast-paced whodunit that features more than 150 characters played by only four actors. "The 39 Steps" recently concluded a smash-hit run in New York.

"Steps" is directed by Zoya Kachadurian, and features a cast that includes David Mason ("Lumberjacks in Love"), Scott Severence, Richard Vaden and Kathy McCafferty.

A reminder is in order. Hartford Stage presented a hilarious "Steps" in last year's season. For those who saw it then, this creative comedy is definitely worth another trip to the theatre. For those who have not seen it, get your tickets soon.