The cast of "39 Steps" kept the laughs coming with their tremendous physical and tongue-in-cheek humor. "It was a fantastic experience!" stated lead actor Noah Charvat.
By Amy Shanahan; photos courtesy of Brina Sandoval
The drama department at Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) outdid itself with a performance of Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" that was laugh-out-loud hilarious! "39 Steps" is a riotous spoof of classic murder mysteries and the film noir genre.
Eighth grade student and Castle Pines Village resident Noah Charvat starred as Richard Hannay, the lead character who unintentionally finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery while attending a show in a London theater. The ensuing events involve a series of crazy escapades and mishaps, mistaken identities, questionable characters, mysterious beautiful women, and huge doses of humor throughout.
Charvat thoroughly enjoyed taking on the role of Hannay. "I loved the fact that I could be a guy that isn't like me in any way. He's a suave British guy," he remarked jokingly.
The play was directed by RHMS drama teacher Maclain Looper, whose passion for theater and kids is evident in each and every production that he oversees. The cast and crew of 30 kids were exceptional, resulting an entertaining, fun-filled evening for all.
To learn more about RHMS's Drama Department, visit www.dcsdk12.org/RockyHeightsMiddle School.