Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Mark Anderson Phillips. A TBA Recommended Production.
Sept. 17-Oct. 18, 2015. Check out photos from our show!
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This new and shocking version of the classic is a theatrical feast of depravity, lust, horror, and love—featuring four actors (including one woman) playing the multi-faceted Hyde.

 

Elizabeth (Kendall Callaghan, center) is caught between Hyde (Adam Magill, left) and Jekyll (George Psarras). Photos by Susan Mah Photography.

 

Why you should see Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Because if one Mr. Hyde is seductively scary, imagine how interesting four are.
Because it’s a perfect show to get you in the mood for Halloween.
Because playwright Jeffrey Hatcher can do anything. He wrote the screenplay for this summer’s movie Mr. Holmes AND the book for the Broadway musical of the movie Swing Time AND an episode of a little show called Columbo. And lots of plays.
Because director Mark Anderson Phillips starred in the original production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, at the Arizona Theatre Company and at San Jose Rep.
Because there are top hats.

 

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Dr. Jekyll (George Psarras, left) is in the sights of Elizabeth (Kendall Callaghan, in dress) and four different faces of the villainous Mr. Hyde (from left, Keith Marshall, Adam Magill, Lucy Littlewood and Max Tachis). Photo taken in front of Teske’s Germania in downtown San Jose.

 

Synopsis

In the fog of Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll conducts mysterious experiments and discovers he has a dark other self. The villainous Mr. Edward Hyde lives free from the laws of conscience and society, with deadly results. When Jekyll decides to end his experiments, Hyde pushes back, and the two sides face off in a dangerous contest. This new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella is a theatrical feast of depravity, lust, horror, and love—featuring four different actors (including one woman) playing the multi-faceted Hyde.

 

What people are saying about our production

“A stylish atmosphere and exuberant performances that will get you in the mood for the dark spirit of Halloween. … An engaging George Psarras nimbly steps into the ill-fated shoes of the good doctor Henry Jekyll, capturing his sharp intellect as well as his fateful narcissism.”  –Karen D’Souza, Mercury News

“There is no part of this show that is not fascinating and excellent. At its best moments, it is electrifying. … The play is an exquisite examination of the good and the bad inside the heart of an intelligent, humanist man.”  -John Orr, Regarding Arts

“Freaking. Amazing. Intimate, fresh, innovative, psychologically captivating, superbly produced.”  –Team San Jose

“These actors sank their teeth into the material and never let go. The dementia, despair, helplessness, and brutality of all the personalities are palpable in every gesture, every line, and every drop of sweat provided by the actors. As a lucky Opening Night audience member, all I can say is thank you for the work and the commitment ’cause this show is one helluva ride.”  -Kereli Sengstack on Facebook

 

Lucy Littlewood as a Hyde.

 

 

Cast

Dr. Henry Jekyll: George Psarras*
Edward Hyde, Gabriel Utterson: Max Tachis
Edward Hyde, Sir Danvers Carew, Richard Enfield, O.F. Sanderson, Inspector: Keith Marshall
Edward Hyde, Dr. H.K. Lanyon, Police Doctor, Surgical Student: Adam Magill
Edward Hyde, Poole, Surgical Student, Maid: Lucy Littlewood
Elizabeth Jelkes: Kendall Callaghan
Orderlies: Caitlyn Slavich, Joseph Hidde

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

More information and special events

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde runs Sept. 17-Oct. 18, 2015.
Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 2 p.m. (No matinee Sept. 20.)
One Wed. show: Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Just $15 for students / $25 general & seniors!
Tickets: $15-$32. Discounts for seniors and students/educators. Buy online and pay no fees! ($2 surcharge for phone and in-person purchases; closing weekend is also subject to a $2 increase.)

Parking provided for $5 for most performances across the street at Notre Dame High School (call for availability for your performance) or park on street. View an interactive parking map of downtown San Jose. The theater is wheelchair-accessible. This production is recommended for junior high and up.

 

Special events:
Thursday, Sept. 17: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. Friday, Sept. 18: Preview Night ($17).
Saturday, Sept. 19: Opening Night celebration: $35 general, $30 seniors, $19 students/educators.
Sunday, Oct. 4: Christmas in the Park is our nonprofit partner for the production. We’ll donate 25% of the regular-priced single-ticket sales from the Oct. 4 performance to the organization.

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