adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
based on the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson
October 13– November 3, 2012
Previews: Oct. 11–12
Johnson Theater, TPAC
Tennessee Rep Presents
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Sex, drugs, violence... A psychological thriller that makes a familiar horror story scary again.
On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. As Jekyll himself falls prey to Hyde’s control, the audience is taken along for the moral questions that arise as sympathy for Hyde and contempt for Dr. Jekyll challenge the traditional roles of good and evil.
Which one will you sympathize with?
The timeless tale about the good doctor and his dark echo is brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher with a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Peering into the hearts of men and seeing the evil that lurks there, this smart and suspenseful adaptation of the classic novella remains true to the original while evoking the sensuality and darkness in a way that only live theatre can.
“I’ve always been intrigued by the interesting history surrounding Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella, and when I read Jeffrey Hatcher’s new adaptation it appealed on many levels.