"Some of the actors literally have to switch characters on a dime," says DCTC spokeswoman Genevieve Miller of the casting, further noting that the actors must almost change accents in mid-sentence at times. "The play stays true to its Hitchcock roots, but it does push the envelope a little more," she continues. "And there are lots of nods to Hitchcock throughout, including musically." In other words, expect the inclusion of those alarming Psycho strings, wherever it's pertinent.
The 39 Steps continues at the Ricketson through November 14; tickets range from $34 to $67. Get information and reservations at ww.denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 19. Continues through Nov. 21, 2010