Norwalk resident Mat Young is directing the upcoming production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at the Wilton Playshop. Opening night is Friday, October 26.
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson, the timeless tale about the good doctor, Henry Jekyll, and his dark echo, Edward Hyde, is brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical new adaptation. Stripping away the melodrama and romantic distractions of the novel, Hatcher develops a smart and suspenseful new take on Stevenson’s look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. Against the backdrop of Victorian London, the respectable Dr. Jekyll has begun to display alarmingly erratic behavior. At the same time, a brutal figure haunts the city’s streets, committing assault and murder under the cloak of darkness and dismal London fog. A terrified community tries to learn the secret of the deaths and discovers much more in the dark depths of the human heart.
Performances October 26, 27, 28 and November 1, 2, 3, 2012
Evenings at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM