To the editor:
We are very fortunate to have a rare treasure like the Pendragon Theatre. If you want to have a couple of hours filled with comedy and joy, please go see "The 39 Steps." When I first saw it advertised, I thought, since it was based on Alfred Hitchcock's movie, that it would be a dark suspense, but I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns of this production. With a superlative cast of four playing numerous characters and a minimal set, it is fast paced and witty with pantomime and shades of old Vaudeville.
"The 39 Steps" is an excellent play to introduce kids to live theater. The story can be explained to them for the historical content, but the lively, visual content will need no interpretation - it is universal. Young and old will appreciate this fine production. Manhattan has nothing on our regional theater for excellent acting and production, and having spent my youth when Roundabout, the Beaumont, Circle in the Square and the other fine New York City productions began, Susan Neal and Bob Pettee, you have given the North Country a never-ending gift in the Pendragon Theatre.