The 39 Steps

Where: Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Avenue, San Diego

Cost: $28 - $58

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Sunday, March 2, 2014

Due to popular demand, Lamb's Players Theatre has moved its production to the Horton Grand. In the classic Hitchcock movie, Richard Hannay's caught in a web of international intrigue and becomes wanted on three continents. In Patrick Barlow's parody, Hannay goes through a warped looking glass and enters the Actor's Nightmare: He has a clue about a vital secret but narry a clue what to do next. The Lamb's Players show, brisk and beautifully timed, is goofy fun. David S. Humphrey, Kelsey Venter, Jesse Abeel, and Robert Smyth sprint through blink-of-an-eye scenes and costume changes. Some of the funniest parts come when a bit doesn't work, by design. These supposed mishaps skewer the campy stuff the way the script skewers the movie. They also underline the dexterity of the cast and Deborah Gilmour-Smyth's spot-on direction.

Worth a try.

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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