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Vancouver Sun (05/Aug/1987) - There's a Hitch in these thrillers



There's a Hitch in these thrillers

Thrills and chills in the night ... "There's Just One Hitch" is the name of a new late Saturday night suspense series at the Arts Club's Revue theatre on Granville Island that starts at 12:30 a.m., way after the Angry Housewives (the regular show) have packed it in for the night.

These are hour-long professionally acted and directed adaptations of Alfred Hitchcock suspense stories. "You know, the ones in that little Hitchcock magazine," says Francesca Moore of It's a Scream productions. "It's not like we're doing Rear Window or anything." The adaptations, says Moore, take the form of "humor mixed with melodrama — it's not just slapstick."

Moore, 34, has been a fixture of the Arts Club lounge for seven years — as a bartender, that is. Her only other producing credit was for the female vocal group Badazz Jazz in 1981. She thought of this idea five years ago and got the go-ahead from Arts Club artistic director Bill Millerd.

The first show happened a couple of weeks ago and, despite the hour, the place was almost full, Moore says. The next show is Aug. 8 "and then into infinity" she hopes.