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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

A comic riff on Hitchcock

 The Phantom Cicada Theatre Company delivers a solidly comic evening of outdoor theater at summer’s end as it presents The 39 Steps. Drew Brhel directs a cast of four playing a great many roles in a briskly paced send-up of the 1930s Alfred Hitchcock spy story. William Bolz manages the right amount of wry humor in the
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
The story of The 39 Steps goes back to 1915. Scottish John Buchan wrote the adventure while languishing in bed with an ulcer. The story was serialized in a British magazine. Twenty years later Alfred Hitchcock turned it into a film, considered one of his greatest early pictures. Seven decades later, a comic stage
12.30.2010 | | Posted at 06:04 AM

Following the Broadway Tradition, 4 actors tell a story that Hitchcock told with over 30

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just a couple of days ago, The Milwaukee Rep sent out a press release on its upcoming production of Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps.  The comic Patrick Barlow stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s 1935 mystery thriller calls for an ensemble of four. As there were over thirty actors in the original film, the comedy calls for Irma Vep—style quick changes. Sounds like fun. The press release included ...

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