DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced & Directed by Brian Newell
A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson's look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. A play that seems truer to Stevenson original story but hipper, sexier and more intense. This is not your grandfather's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This is a dark, macabre, cinematic staging from director Brian Newell, Night of the Living Dead, A Few Good Men, The Manchurian Candidate. In this version, the dark Hyde indeed comes out, and he is evil beyond measure. But not all evil: He loves, and is loved. This is a play that honors the original, but gives a more complex interpretation of the dual nature of man. A dark and disturbing story liberally peppered with humor.