Monday, February 1, 2010

Step by Step

Last night Jim and I went to see the play "39 Steps" at the Repertory Theater. The play is based on the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name, which apparently was originally based on a novel. The play, however, has been turned into somewhat of a comedy. I imagine Alfred Hitchcock is doing a little turning of his own. Three men and one woman made up the cast, with each playing several different roles, sometimes at the same time. It was cleverly done, and the cast was exceptional. I'm not a big fan of British humor, so I probably didn't enjoy the play as much as some of the audience. The props were funny though, with ladders turned horizontally to be held by the actors as if in a plane, dust mops trimmed creatively representing dogs on the hunt (though they could have left out the "humping" activity), and doors being swung to and fro to show the actors entering and leaving a room.

There was a little extra step action going on during intermission when an elderly patron took a tumble down the stairs on the way back to her seat. Intermission was a bit longer as we waited for the paramedics to check her out and remove her from the theater. Watch that 39th step - it's a doozy!

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

You are my cultured friend! Sounds like something I would have liked, except for the fallen woman.