- $25 for two tickets to Prime Stage Theatre presents Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (up to $46 value)
- Where: New Hazlett Theater
- Seating: general admission
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Sunday, November 2, at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
- Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, November 9, at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Prime Stage Theatre Presents the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale confronts the dual nature of humankind as the noble Dr. Jekyll attempts to separate the good in his mind from the evil. The doctor uses himself as a test subject, flooding his system with an elixir that forces the light in him to relinquish control to the dark. But as he falls deeper into the seductive lifestyle of immorality, lured by the promise of power, love, and repercussion-free jaywalking, his alter-ego, Mr. Hyde, becomes more violent—and ultimately plots to be the primary resident at Jekyll’s address.
Just as Bruce Hall’s world-premiere adaptation captures the duality of Stevenson’s story, so does Karl E. Jacobson’s evocative set design. Twisting stairs separate Jekyll’s genteel, warmly lit parlor from the bleak lab. Up there, the atmosphere is more foreboding than charming: colored bottles of mysterious serums and scientific fruit punch line the rickety shelves, and a skylight lets in rays from a jarring, off-kilter angle.
Books may look like inanimate stacks of paper, but they have stuff inside them. Good stuff. Smart stuff. Compelling stuff. The mission of Prime Stage is to bring that stuff to life. With adaptations that run the gamut from children's classics such as The Westing Game and Walk Two Moons to historical classics such as The Diary of Anne Frank and A Woman Called Truth, the company has spent nearly 20 years bringing literature to the stage.