FISH CREEK, WI (September 22, 2016) – Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce new curtain times for its 2016 fall season with 7pm evening performances and 3pm matinees on select Sundays to its performances of the wildly comic thriller, “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow running through October 17. Curtain times are 7pm Tuesday through Sunday, except for Sundays, September 18 and October 2, 9 and 11, when show time is 3pm. This engaging Tony Award-winning adventure is a fast-paced boisterous comedy featuring 150 characters from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film performed by a ridiculously talented cast of three men and one woman.
“Patrons arrive early for the performances at Peninsula Players to enjoy the shoreline view from our charming location while enjoying the amenities of the Luna Bar and Canteen,” said Brian Kelsey the Peninsula Players managing director. “Adjusting the curtain times on Sundays for ‘The 39 Steps’ allows patrons to continue to savor the Players experience they’ve come to relish in the summer - exploring the gardens and grounds of the outdoor lobby before settling in for a memorable performance by our artistic company.”
“The 39 Steps” is adapted from John Buchan’s adventure book. Buchan is considered the father of the spy-adventure genre of fiction; playwright Barlow adapted Hitchcock’s film of the book to the stage. In tribute to both the book and film, Barlow spoofs it. “The 39 Steps” is filled with dangerous femme fatales, dastardly villains, deadly assassins and lightning-fast costume changes.
“The Sunday 3pm performance time is new for the Players this fall,” Kelsey said. “In past seasons we have scheduled Sunday 4pm matinees around the Green Bay Packer schedule. We hope by moving the matinee time to 3pm on select Sundays it will provide additional daylight travel time to and from the theater for travelers. ’The 39 Steps’ is a fast-paced, riotous adventure Players audiences will not want to miss. These changes and additions to the curtain times provide an opportunity for all in the region to enjoy this hilarious homage to Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller.”
Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin’s scenic shore, the award-winning artistic company has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 621 seat, all-weather pavilion, since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premières, classic dramas, comedies and musicals. Patrons arrive early to relax and unwind at the Players picturesque location before settling into the theater for an evening of unparalleled live professional theater.
The Peninsula Players performs “The 39 Steps” through October 16 on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7pm; Sundays September 11 and 25 at 7pm; and Sundays September 18, October 2, 9 and 16 at 3pm. There are no performances on Mondays. Group discounts for parties of 15 or more are available; individual tickets are $37/$40/$43.
For more information on the visit www.peninsulaplayers.com or phone the Peninsula Players’ Box Office weekdays at 920-868-3287.