Malcolm and Teresa: True Story of Reporter Inspired by Famed Nun
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This ingenious comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The 39 Steps turns a cast of four into more than 100 zany characters (in 100 minutes) with a mix of Hitchcockian panache, spy novel thrills and a touch of Monty Python absurdity. The winner of two Tony and Drama Desk Awards, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced and funny whodunit that's brimming with action and romance. Accused of a murder he didn't commit, Richard Hannay flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures -- as well as an unlikely love connection. Gasp and guffaw as four talented actors re-enact the entire film (including every train chase, plane crash and murder), gleefully portraying the many spies, villains and other intriguing characters that inhabit this action-packed world. Learn More
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Featured review from Les
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Great story. Well acted. If there was any issue at all, it would be that Theresa at times was difficult to here. There is no microphones in this small theatre (they aren't necessary), but Mother Theresa was a quiet personality and was played perfectly. I don't know what the solution might be, because raising her voice would take her out of character. We were third row center. I don't know the acoustics of the theatre, they may actually be better toward the back, as we were well below stage level. There is also a lot of Russian revolution history from Malcolm's past as a journalist that was very interesting and a bit disturbing. I guess we have heard and learned so much about Hitler's horrors that Stalin gets left out. Rambling a little here, but to sum up; go see it, if you get the chance.
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Very well presented! The play brought to mind many events that have been forgotten in the 1930s ad 1960s. It is worthwhile to review Malcolm's role in history and the political climate that existed in these two periods. The play is well-written...continued
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A. D. Players, or After Dinner Players, was founded in 1967 by Jeannette Clift George. The troupe of part-time actors performed its first performance in 1968, and seven years later, in 1975, the Players created a Touring Company. In the late 1970s, the Players purchased the Grace theater building. Soon, the Touring Company was making an international performances, and the Players also established the Theater Arts Academy, originally providing drama classes to children. A. D. Players continued to grow through the early nineties, even expanding with the building of Saint Street Annex, which served as the new home for costume shop, Touring Company, rehearsal hall, and Theater Arts Academy. The company also started Houston’s first year round children’s theater at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Rotunda. In 1997, A. D. Players made their off-broadway debut of John His Story at Lamb’s Theatre, New York City.
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