Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sunday, August 26 7:30PM
Monday, August 27 7:30PM
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 29 7:30PM
The Wilton Playshop
15 Lovers Lane
Rehearsals start September 5
Performance dates: October 26, 27, 28, November 1, 2
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's 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. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.
Henry Jekyll - Male 30s-40s
Sincere about what he thinks is right, but also arrogant and righteous. Is constantly at war with himself.
Hyde 1, Gabriel Utterson - Male 20s-40s
The 1st impression of Hyde we see. Is most like Jekyll but doesn't need to hold back his demons. Utterson is a lawyer and loyal friend to Jekyll.
Hyde 2, Sir Danvers Carew, Richard Enfield, O.F. Sanderson, Inspector - Male 30s-50s
The most agile actor is needed to play the contrasting characters. Physicality and variety with be needed. None of these characters are similar.
Hyde 3, Dr. H. K. Lanyon, Police Doctor, Surgical Student - Male 20s-40s
The most vicious and brutal side of Hyde. Lanyon is a foil to Jekyll and embodies Victorian rationalism.
Hyde 4, Poole, Surgical Student, Police Doctor, young girl - Female 20s-40s
The feminine and lusty side of Hyde. Poole is the opposite, a loyal and simple servant of Jekyll.
Elizabeth Jelkes - Female 20s - 30s
Is Hyde's romantic equal. She tests him and yet is drawn to his darkness. She becomes and obsession of Jekyll and is the cause of his inability to let go of his alter ego Mr. Hyde. She can be vulnerable and strong in the same moment. She is seduced by Hyde's darkness.
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