Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present the upcoming fall play, Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps.” The show runs Oct. 22-25 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the Woodinville High School Theater.
“The 39 Steps” is a theatrical interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller of the same name. For those unfamiliar with the original film version of “The 39 Steps,” it involves the murder of a secret agent, who, before her death, enlists the help of a suave Englishman, named Richard Hannay. Both the police and foreign spies pursue Hannay across England and Scotland, as he attempts to discover the nature and whereabouts of the top secret “39 Steps.”
In typical film noir style, the movie is filled with suspense-filled chases, daring escapes, witty banter, a dashing hero, a dynamic ingénue and a sinister foreign agent. For the theatre version, a cast of ten actors attempts to play the hundreds of characters and extras from the film, and recreate the dramatic train, plane, and car chases live on stage — with highly suspect, yet hilarious success.