A few weeks ago, a cardboard Alfred Hitchcock showed up in the Triad Stage office. After his eerie presence stopped startling everyone (including our unsuspecting stage manager working alone — or so she thought — in the office one night), we grew to love him and nicknamed him Alfie.
Since then, he’s been out and about among the people of Greensboro, shamelessly promoting The 39 Steps. Why’s he so invested? Because the play is an adaptation of his 1935 film, which itself was an adaptation of John Buchan’s 1915 classic spy novel. The play version of The 39 Steps is a little film noir, a little Monty Python, and completely ridiculous in the best possible way. We know Alfie looks serious, but he has a fun side, too.