By Russell Florence, Jr.
The Human Race Theatre Company will present the local premiere of Patrick Barlow’s Tony Award-winning comedic thriller The 39 Steps Oct. 21-Nov. 7 at the Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St. This spoof of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name and the overall Hitchcock brand will be directed by Joe Deer, who respectively staged marvelous productions of Lend Me A Tenor and The Light in the Piazza last season for the Human Race and Wright State University. Bruce Cromer, Jake Lockwood, Richard Marlatt and Allison Moody will portray roughly 150 characters. 2003 Oakwood High School grad and Muse Machine alum Adam Koch, who designed the Race production of A Tuna Christmas, the Dayton Theatre Guild productions of Brooklyn Boy and Frozen, and numerous regional presentations including the acclaimed Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet, returns as scenic designer. Performances are Tue. at 7 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. There is an additional Sunday performance on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $20.50-$44. Call Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or visit online at www.TicketCenterStage.com (Photo by Scott J. Kimmins)