'The 39 Steps' opens March 8 at Darien Arts Center Stage
Published 9:46 am, Sunday, March 3, 2013
Tickets are available for "The 39 Steps," the first production of the newly revamped Darien Arts Center Stage.
Performances take place at 8 p.m. on March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 and at 2 p.m. on March 10 and 17 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, behind Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road.
The DAC Stage production will use six actors to play more than 100 roles.
Linda Gilmore said her fellow actors "have kept her in stitches during rehearsals."
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The script is full of references to Hitchcock's films, but the show is geared to audiences from age 9 to 90.
The story line has a bored bachelor, Richard Hannay, seeking a bit of amusement on a Saturday night by going to a play, which becomes more than he bargained for -- an exotic woman with an enticing accent invites herself to his home, men in trenchcoats appear outside his windows, and then there are the 39 steps. The story unfolds at a breakneck speed to keep audiences engaged.
A state-of-the-art sound system, a recent gift from the Darien Foundation, will be showcased during the performances.
Trains, plane crashes, breaking glass in surround sound will make the experience real for the audiences.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and can be purchased by visiting arts.darien.org or calling 203-655-5414. For information, call 203-655-8683.