September 28, 2010 – October 17, 2010
BRT opens its 24th season with a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of lust, love and horror. This is not our grandfather’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders & tinctures” have brought forth his other self – Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. 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. Jeffrey Hatcher has written a play that honors the original but gives a more complex interpretation of mankind’s dual relationship with good and evil. Sexy, smart and steamy.
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher