Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to see 39 Steps at the McKeesport Little Theater. For $15, you get two tickets (a $30 value). Best-available seating will be assigned at the time of purchase; customers with special accessibility needs are welcome to call to reserve appropriate seats. Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m.<p>
Doors for all shows open one hour before curtain.
Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, McKeesport Little Theater’s production of 39 Steps weaves a madcap tale of intrigue, danger, and romance around a hapless Canadian as he tries to unravel an espionage conspiracy in Scotland. Four actors call on lightning-fast costume changes and ultra-precise character work to embody the script’s 150 characters and several dozen landscapes. Innovative staging heightens the show’s excitement, with stabbings, gunfights, and an onstage plane crash. The explosive action unfolds in the company’s eponymously diminutive theater space, with a mere 207 seats ensuring clearer sight lines and reduced chances that someone in a full house is a robot spy than are available in less intimate spaces.