Cincinnati Shakespeare Companyâ€™s â€œ39 Stepsâ€ Earns 4 Star LCT Rating
Posted On July 25, 2013
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized the Cincinnati Shakespeare Companyâ€™s production of The 39 Steps with a 4 Star Rating.
Conspiracy. Carnage. Comedy! Hitchcockâ€™s classic potboiler gets a tongue-in-cheek twist as four actors rocket their way through over 150 roles in a blood-tingling tale of espionage and murder.
Panelists recommended The 39 Steps as â€œa great crowd pleasing show performed with excellent comic timingâ€â€¦â€a very funny play with some outstanding comic momentsâ€. Panelists praised the entire ensemble for their energy and warmth: â€œThe quick changes, humorous bits, and overall sense of fun is the fruit of their well-rehearsed labor and the pleasure they take in playing with us.â€ Billy Chace and Justin McCombs were particularly singled out for their standout physical comedy and timing, who, along with Nick Rose, â€œthrew down the gauntlet, challenging anyone this season to a have a bit funnier than the train sequenceâ€¦the comedic highlight of the show, one that all budding actors and comedy enthusiasts should run to see.â€
The 39 Steps continues through August 11th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cincyshakes.com.
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.