The 39 Steps: I Spy: A Very Fun Show!!
By Mike Butler
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced comedy thriller for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
This two-time Tony and Drama Deck Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and a talented cast of 7 local actors. The play is based on the book by John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow, and directed by Chérie Zinck. The cast in order of appearance includes Mike Butler (ME!), Candy O’Brien, Alan Tupper, Emily Burton, Diana Bishop, as well as Bryen Stoddard and Darrell Doucette sharing the role of the mysterious Professor!
Having seen this show many times prior, I was so excited to score one of the roles. It’s a very challenging play both for the audience and the actors as you need imagination, suspension of disbelief, and that particular sense of humour reserved for the very silly. The cast has had so much fun preparing this work for you and, as long as we can keep from laughing on stage, you’ll be sure to have a terrific time with us as we leap into the world of espionage and merriment.
The performance dates for The 39 Steps are August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and September 1 with one matinee performance only on Sunday August 19. Front of House opens at 6:45pm for the evening performances and 1:15pm for the matinee. Tickets are: adults $15, seniors/students $12, children aged 12 and under $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are recommended and are held until 15 minutes before show time. Please call 902-678-8040 for reservations and be sure to visit centrestagetheatre.ca for information about upcoming shows, auditions, and more. And, each month , in the lobby, CentreStage features a local artist and this month you can catch the work of featured artist Dawn Ooman. Enjoy the Show!