Featuring Samuel Whited as
Dr. Henry Jekyll

Chris Bosen, Amanda Card-McCoy, Matthew Carlton, David Compton, and Jamie Farmer


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Oct. 13, 2012

The Tennessean
Oct. 16, 2012

Nashville Scene
Oct. 18, 2012

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Sept. 28, 2012

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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

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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.

Copeland Says:
“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.

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I’m always looking for a good story, and there’s just not a better one to be found. Combine that with a structure that is completely theatrical and which challenges our imagination, and I’m hooked. This is not your grandfather’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! It’s psychologically complex and not at all the caricature that you might have come to expect. Hatcher has found a way to approach the story that doesn’t reduce it to a simple good guy/snarling beast guy story. It is smart, funny, and thrilling. I think the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: ‘Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense.’ I relish telling a good story in a uniquely theatrical way, that requires us to be at our best artistically, and that thrills an audience.”


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