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The 39 Steps
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Alfred Hitchcock's
The 39 Steps
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
The Helen Hayes Theatre

Mini Review by Wendy R. Williams

The 39 Steps, based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie and directed by Peter McKintosh, is beautifully timed and campy as hell. The plot is a simple falling- through-the-rabbit-hole-chase-yarn. The main character, Richard Hannay (played by Sam Robards), is BORED so he goes to the theater where he encounters a mysterious woman (Francesca Faridany, who plays all the mysterious women in the cast). He is then put in a compromising situation where it looks like he has murdered one of these msyterious women and quickly leaves on a personal Amazing Race in order to exonerate himself. He then runs into the other actors, Jeffrey Kuhn and Arnie Burton, who play numerous other male roles, sometimes simultaneously. All the actors are obviously having a lot of fun on stage and they are equally as much fun to watch. The director, Peter McIntosh, has obviously had a blast directing this show, setting the chase scenes ala Hitchcock's North by Northwest and Vertigo.

Ticket Price: $111.50 Tickets by Phone: 212-239-6200; 800-432-7250 For more information on The 39 Steps:

Helen Hayes | 240 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036





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