Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' on stage at Florida Studio Theatre

PHOTO PROVIDED Sheffield Chastain, Curran Connor, Letitia Lange and Michael Frederic in Florida Studio Theatre’s production of “The 39 Steps.”

Patrick Barlow's stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchock's "The 39 Steps" features 150 characters, 30 locations and a mere four actors.

As you might imagine, it's a tough play to pull off.

"The 39 Steps" opens at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota on Dec. 8 (previews) 10 (opening night).

I recently spoke with director Eric Hissom, who starred in the national tour of the play, and actor Curran Connor about the difficulties of transforming the Hitchcock thriller into a laugh-out-loud stage farce.

1 comment:

dmk said...

Wonderful! Laugh a minute...Great cast, so well put together!!