The first show of the new year at Cascades Theatre is The 39 Steps from January 22 through February 6.
Originally a novel by John Buchan, then a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film and now a play adapted by Patrick Barlow, it is a riotous romp through England and Scotland. The hero of the play, Richard Hannay, played by Brian Johnson, encounters a myriad of beautiful, mysterious, and downright villainous characters as he tries to uncover the secret of the 39 steps.
Three actors, Annie Touppani, Brad Rode, and Adrian Mikkelson, play upwards of 150 different characters in the unfolding adventures of a lonely man enlisted to solve the puzzle left by a dead woman whom he is accused of murdering in his own apartment.
The 39 Steps is a fun and inventive adaptation of this relatively unknown novel which is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, anticipating the next turn of events as Hannay endeavors to crack the case.
The 39 Steps is directed by Diane Turnbull and runs from January 22 through February 6 at Cascades Theatre. Evening performances begin at 7:30pm. This includes two Thursday shows. The two Sunday matinees, January 24 and 31, begin at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (60+) and $13 for students.
January 21 is Preview Night, when the final dress rehearsal can be seen for $10, paid at the door.
148 NW Greenwood Avenue, Bend.
January 15 at 7pm and 9pm
ALL ASPECTS TEEN THEATRE
Cascades Theatre presents All Aspects Teen Theatre’s performance of Autopsy of Love, an entertaining look at the history of the “break-up song.” Through dance, song and the spoken word, young performers explore the lyrics that have come to mean It’s over.”
Performances run February 18-20. Auditions for this show will be held January 12. See the Call to Artists section of this publication for more information.