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NIC presenting spy comedy ‘39 Steps’

| October 23, 2022 1:00 AM

The North Idaho College Theatre Department will perform “The 39 Steps” at 7:30 tonight and again Oct. 27-29 at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene.

All performances are free and open to the public.

“The 39 Steps” is a comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow from the John Buchan novel and the Alfred Hitchcock film.

The NIC Theatre performance features a cast of five local actors playing dozens of roles in this comedy-thriller. "The 39 Steps” follows a man with a boring life who is suddenly thrown into a mysterious world of spies, romance and murder in a fast-paced and inventive production.

The cast and crew of “The 39 Steps” is comprised of NIC students and community members directed by NIC Director of Theatre Erick Wolfe.

“This is a slightly suspenseful and highly hilarious show that is fun for the whole family,” Wolfe said. “Our students and staff have really given their all to this production and it shows.”

The NIC Theatre Department hosts two productions each academic year. Performances of the spring production, Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet,” are scheduled for April, with auditions scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25.