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Published on October 31, 2017 1:27PM

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.

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