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The 39 Steps by John Buchan - Directed by Lee Blair- Lights by Alan McEwen - Costumes by Laura Plikerd

West Virginia Public Theatre  - 2019

Take a lesser-known 1936 Alfred Hitchcock film and present it with 4 actors manically playing all the parts. What visual style supports this? This production created a sound-stage -like space of trunks and ladders scattered around a central rear-projection screen that could show cropped bits of locale from a train car, to a theatre, the moors, a cloudy sky or a railroad bridge in a visual shorthand that matched the cast's switching of hats and props as one thing became another.

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