Thrilling tales of spies, murder and love will come to the stage in Nehalem this weekend, as The Riverbend Players present “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play.”
Written by Joe Landry, the piece features adaptations of three of Hitchcock’s early films.
In “The Lodger,” a landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant may be a serial killer. An international spy ring plots a massive explosion with tragic results in “Sabotage.” And finally, in “The 39 Steps,” a man falsely accused of murder races across Scotland to recover stolen government documents, all the while handcuffed to a beautiful woman. These stories come to life in the style of a 1947 radio broadcast, complete with intriguing characters, on-stage sound effects and live jingle singers.
The production is directed by Brian McMahon, with assistant director Tom Mock and producer Tom Cocklin.
Performances will take place at 7 pm every Saturday and 2 pm on Sundays through Sunday, Nov. 19. There will also be one Friday performance at 7 pm on Nov. 17.
All performances will take place at the NCRD Performing Arts Center, 36155 Ninth Street, Nehalem.
Tickets, $15, are available at tickettomato.com or at the door. Children 12 and under get in free.