If It Works Once, It Will Work Every Time

Theatre: ‘The 39 Steps’
Kevin Klib, Meaghan Rogers, Christopher Gilbert and Brian Wagner, in yet another escape across the moors. Photo by Matt Sikora

When Richard Hannay, the tweedy protagonist of “The 39 Steps,” flees the police, he is directed to the rear window. You know, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller. The audience at The Ghent Playhouse got it. They got it the next time, too. They got the Dial M for room service sign, too, and all the other little salutes to the revered filmmaker in this giddy adaptation of his 1935 film, “The 39 Steps.”

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