Your Theatre, Inc. director Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. of New Bedford has cast several Southcoast area actors in the comedic spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller The 39 Steps by John Buchan and adapted by Patrick Barlow, the opening major attraction of YTI’s 73rd season.
Madcap spoof of Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller! The play is presented with only four actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye! We follow the bored Richard Hannay, on holiday in London, who meets a mysterious woman who says she’s a spy. When she is murdered in his flat and he is accused, Hannay sets out to uncover the meaning of the “39 Steps,” a secret she spoke of with her dying breath. Hannay, unsure of whom he can trust, crisscrosses England and Scotland on a thrilling adventure involving “train chases, plane crashes, shadowy murders, beautiful spies, trilbied heavies, dastardly villains” and of course love, as he races against time to save England and the world.
Your Theatre, Inc. is grateful to our 73rd Season Sponsor, Bank5, for their eighth year of strong support for the arts.
The play opens on September 12, and runs for two Thursdays through Sundays. Performance dates are September 12, 13, 14. 15, and 19, 20, 21, 22. Curtain time is 7:30 PM for all performances except the 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Performances are held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church complex. Free off-street parking entrance is on County Street.
Tickets are $18 general admission, $13 for season subscribers (three show minimum), and $15 for senior citizens, students, and military personnel. For further information call Your Theatre, Inc. at 508-993-0772, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The theatre’s web site is www.yourtheatre.org.
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