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Review: ‘The 39 Steps’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse offers up a pleasing mix of comedy, melodrama, pathos and mystery in their amusingly fun production of The 39 Steps written by Patrick Barlow and directed by Stephen Deininger. The play was adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production […]

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Penny Hauffe and Phil Erickson. Photo courtesy of Run Rabbit Run Theatre.

‘The 39 Steps’ at Run Rabbit Run Theatre by Mark Dewey

The 39 Steps: a Whirlwind Comes to Purcellville Playwright Patrick Barlow calls The 39 Steps “an adaptation,” and I would assert that every production of it is an adaptation of that adaptation, which may account for the show’s popularity: it begs to be designed and redesigned. The show’s original designer was John Buchan, who first […]

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‘Reaching the NextStop’ Part 2: NextStop Theatre Company’s First Season Season Schedule by Evan Hoffmann

I am pleased to announce the first professional season for NextStop Theatre Company. We have developed an exciting season that is focused on the idea of re-imagining ‘possible’ – Unorthodox approaches to classic stories and ambitious challenges to the limitations of our intimate style of storytelling. This season will test every preconceived notion about who we […]

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