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The 39 Steps, a classic whodunit, opens at CBU

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2016) -- California Baptist University's theatre program will feature its third production of the 2015-16 season this weekend with "The 39 Steps."  Performances start on Feb. 19 at Wallace Theatre.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced whodunit. "The 39 Steps" is an adaption from the same titled Hitchcock movie and Patrick Barlow's screenplay of John Buchan's book. It follows the incredible adventures of Richard Hannay, as he encounters dastardly murders and double-crossing secret agents.

Alexis Safoyan, a freshman theater and public relations double major, plays Pamela, the love interest of Hannay. 

"I enjoyed playing a strong sassy woman in the production," said Safoyan. "My character has taught me to be more independent."

Safoyan hopes that the audience is able to escape from a stressful day and spend two hours laughing with the cast.

"I hope that the audience will enjoy our take on a classic story and want to go back and read the original story," she said.

"The 39 Steps"                                                            

When: Feb. 19-20, Feb. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 20, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

Where: Wallace Theatre, California Baptist University

Tickets: General admission $15, CBU Faculty and Staff $12, CBU students $10

Questions? Call the theatre box office at 951-343-4319 or email: mhyde@calbaptist.edu