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.
Take a Selfie with Alfie on Opening Night
Alfie will be in attendance for Opening Night of The 39 Steps on Friday, September 5, along with VanderVeen Photographers and their fancy new photo booth. Come get your picture taken, and enjoy the show!
Until then, see if you spot him in his adventures around town (or stop by the box office to see if you can catch him lurking in the lobby).
The Journey so Far…
- Alfie gets some fresh air at The City Market.
- Alfie watches a Hitchcock movie at The Carolina Theatre.
- Alfie makes friends with our marketing intern Anna.
- Even Alfie gets hungry for tacos. Thanks, Crafted!
- Alfie scopes out the crime section at Scuppernong Books. Gives look of approval.
- Alfie gets creepy in the window of Cheesecakes by Alex …
- … and then drools a little over the case.