Beamsville winery to host Alfred Hitchcock parody

Peter Churey is just one of two clowns in “The 39 Methods.” He’ll be taking part in dozens of roles.

Move 1: Switch the thrills into laughs.

Afterwards this thirty day period and into April, Theatre Bacchus will be performing “The 39 Measures,” a parody of the Alfred Hitchcock traditional, which is by itself centered on a 1915 novel by John Buchan. The Theatre Bacchus overall performance aims to delight audiences with a lot of laughs and a ton of strength.

“It’s genuinely humorous, but it has all the tropes of a Hitchcock, you know, specifically of that period. So we definitely consider to stylize the acting that way so that it truly is not genuinely naturalistic performing. It really is extra of a send out up of what you’d see with these extraordinary (productions),” explained Lana Borsellino, director of the general performance and founder of Theatre Bacchus.

“The closest I can assume is like Monty Python and ‘Young Frankenstein’.”

The formidable challenge sees a mere four actors actively playing 150 roles. Mark Ellis, also recognized for his part as a single of the creators of the Tv demonstrate “Flashpoint,” will play the position of Richard Hannay. Catherine Hughes will engage in Annabella, Margaret and Pamela.

That leaves Peter Churey and Ryan Perera, who round out the solid with dozens of roles just about every.

Borsellino said just seeing the 4 performers handle the feat of likely involving dozens of figures at the drop of a hat — or in this case a change of a hat, because rapid hat alterations is a person way they distinguish the people — is remarkable in itself.

Also spectacular is the location. Borsellino said they are heading to fantastic lengths to set the scene, and even hinted that an plane will be creating an visual appearance overhead.

Though the display is a parody of Hitchcock, Borsellino stated it’s definitely a testament to the filmmaker’s genius.

“Parody is just another way of flattery,” she claimed.

“He set the ground regulations for thrillers, in a ton of ways … He was really exclusive. He was very precise in how he developed each and every shot.”

Exhibits operate on March 31, April 1 and 2, and then April 14 to 16. Night reveals are $130 each individual ($110 for these underneath 18 several years of age) and incorporate a 3-course meal with wine. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with the curtain time at 8 p.m.

Sunday and Sunday matinees are $60, or $50 for all those beneath 18. Meals and beverages will be on sale at the matinee exhibits. Doorways open up at 1 p.m. and the display commencing at 2 p.m.

Vieni Vineyard is situated at 4553 Fly Rd. in Beamsville.

Tickets are offered at, Far more data can be identified by emailing [email protected] or contacting 905-977-7364.