SHIPPENSBURG- Shippensburg student acting group Act V productions is performing the Thirty-Nine Steps this weekend November 13-15 at the memorial auditorium on campus.
Nic Ecker, the director of the Thirty-Nine Steps and his crew has put in a lot of time and effort to make this production come to life. Thirty-Nine Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005.
The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The Thirty-Nine Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic engagement with and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object.
The only character who stays the same throughout the entire play is Richard Hanny. He is a thirty-seven-year-old English man who kind of gets thrown into a weird world of spies.
Show times are 8 pm Friday (November 13th) and Saturday (November 14th), as well as 2pm Sunday (November 15th). Ticket prices are $3 for SU students with ID and $5 for general admission. Spread the word and invite everyone you know to come see this hilarious show!