The St. Francis Stage Company is challenging its creative abilities in acting and set design with Alfred Hitchcock's thriller “The 39 Steps,” opening at 8 p.m. Friday and continuing for two weekends in the social hall of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Co-Director Jesse J. Adams saw the award-winning production on Broadway and thought it would be a perfect fit for the sixth annual production that raises funds for the church and school, he said.
What makes this play fun is the producers are encouraged to use their imagination to interpret the script any way they want.
It is a unique concept, Adams said, because usually scripts are very structured.
It's about a man who is not happy with his life and finds himself amid a conspiracy spy story that takes him on a journey throughout the United Kingdom.
Playing the lead and serving as co-director is professional actor Daniel Roebuck, who appeared on TV's “Matlock” for three seasons and recently has been on “Glee” and “NCIS.” Others starring are Chenoa Mitsui, Jim Roope and Chris Kenney.