Strangers on a Train

Strangers Farley Granger and Robert Walker meet at random and agree, sort of, to exchange (“criss-cross”) murders in Hitchcock’s 1951 adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel. Walker’s an out-and-out psycho, but a seductive psycho, as nancy-boy tennis player Granger discovers. The gay subtext just about subsumes the putative text as one man insinuates himself into the life and conscience of another. As is generally the case with Hitchcock, the sexual and the criminal are bound together with guilt—so you can almost imagine them as lovers before prissy Granger, in a panic, tries to end their sordid affair. NOTE: No shows on Friday. (NR) BRIAN MILLER.

April 9-13, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2008

 
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