OU Theater Brings Hitchcock Classic To The Stage (PHOTOS)

Updated Tue, Feb 18, 2014 10:24 am

The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film.

The play centers on a man with a boring life (Richard Hannay, played by Abraham Adams) who meets a woman (Annabella, performed by Alycia Kunkle) who says she's a spy. Murder ensues.

Soon a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the trail in a nationwide hunt for the killer. What follows is equal parts Hitchcock masterpiece, English spy novel and Monty Python sketch comedy.

The 39 Steps is directed by Dennis Lee Delaney, head of the Professional Director Training Program. This is the Theater Division's third production of the 2013-2014 season.

Performances are scheduled for Feb. 19–22 and Feb. 25–27 in The Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater located in Kantner Hall on South College Street, Athens. Show times are 8 p.m., with a special Feb. 22 matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are free for OU students with a student ID, courtesy of Arts for Ohio. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors.

For more information and reservations, call 740-593-1780 or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket Office on campus, located at the East Union Street entrance of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Photos by Nic Tanner