Actor’s Co-op presents Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps’Los Angeles Post-Examiner

Actor’s Co-op presents Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps’

Award winning Actor’s Co-op Theatre Company has just launched its 26th season with Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow. Okay so say Alfred Hitchcock and what do you think? I think a wild ride through powerful mystery with many unexpected twists and turns. Well this show does do that, sort of, but clearly the focus on this particular production is a steady dose of wild and whacky comedy in many ways similar to Monty Python.

The four clearly talented players steadily deliver a rush of sometimes slapstick but always funny material while taking on multiple characters. The play is loosely based on a 1935 thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock which was itself loosely based on a 1915 novel by John Buchan.

The pace is fast, furious and mostly hilarious. The story follows Richard Hannay played by a newcomer to Actor’s Co-op Kevin Shewey as he desperately seeks to avoid arrest for murder. The costume and scene changes are non-stop and add to the overall comedic experience of the show.

If you want deep penetrating drama wrapped in mind bending mystery this is not your show. But if are looking for an evening of near non-stop laughter then this presentation of The 39 Steps is the show to see. It runs now through October 29th 2017 at The Actor’s Co-op located on the grounds of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church, 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, California.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets and reservations are available online at: or by calling 323-462-8460.

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