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Alfred Hitchcock comedy opens Friday at Chetco Playhouse

 

Annabella Schmidt (Karen Carr) and Richard Hannay (Jason Liddell), while handcuffed to each other, get tangled in a barrier while on the run. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
The Chetco Pelican Players presents the comedy thriller “The 39 Steps” at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings.

Opening night will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, will successive performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, and the following two weekends through Nov. 6.

 

The Alfred Hitchcock play, adapted by Patrick Barlow, is one of Broadway’s longest running comedies, with more than 1,100 performances. In this fast-paced whodunit, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon a mysterious organization called The 39 Steps is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that results in a death-defying finale!

Four actors play many characters in this two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning production. Lead actors are Jason Liddell and Karen Carr. Playing multiple characters are Howard Patterson and Tommy Jones.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts and Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, and New Wave Video, The Book Dock and The Salty Dog Coffee Bar in Harbor. Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning 45 minutes before show time. For reservations, call 541-469-1877.

For information, call 541-469-1857 or visit www.chetcopelicanplayers.org.

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