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Augustana College Presenting ‘The 39 Steps’ This Weekend

March 9th, 2022
Augustana College Presenting 'The 39 Steps' This Weekend

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The 39 Steps,” March 10-13, 2022. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps”, a fast-paced, farcical, whodunit spoof. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner is packed with nonstop laughs and theatrical hijinks galore! By Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, and directed by Jeffrey Coussens. “This play is based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, which is based on a 1915 adventure novel penned by author John Buchan. However, you don’t have... Read More

Virtual Theater Keeps Davenport North Students Involved In Acting

February 16th, 2021
Virtual Theater Keeps Davenport North Students Involved In Acting

Leslie LaCorte, drama director at Davenport North High School, and her students are itching to get back to live performances. That will happen March 5-7, with their first live play since the pandemic started –  a comedic mystery, “The 39 Steps” – and the month will also be special for 10 North students who will be part of a first-ever virtual Iowa Thespian Festival. “The 39 Steps” will be performed at Paul J. Holzworth Performing Arts Center (limited to 25-percent capacity), 626 W. 53rd St., Davenport. Adapted by Patrick Barlow (from the novel by John Buchan and classic movie by Alfred... Read More

Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

August 14th, 2020
Black Box Theatre Presenting 'The 39 Steps'

The Black Box Theatre once again presents a 1940’s style radio play with “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. The show is scheduled for August 20 to 30. Tickets on Thursdays are $13 and $16 all other performances. According to Playscripts the piece is “Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale and performed as a live period radio play, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents, after a disturbance at a music hall.... Read More