Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

3/23/2010:

Presenting Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Jeffrey Hatcher via Hudson Theatre Ensemble

This provocative adaptation will mesmerize you and question your ability to fully know others.

“Hudson Theatre Ensemble, Hoboken’s own award-winning professional community theatre now in its 10th season, presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adapted by nationally-renowned playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. But beware, Hatcher’s fiendishly clever and provocative psychological thriller is hipper, more erotic, and theatrically intense…definitely not your grandfather’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! Recommended for mature audiences.

So, are you too good a Jekyll not to have a Hyde! Really? Are you perfect, good, mostly good, 70% good? And is Hyde evil incarnate, evil, mostly evil, 70% evil? If only the question of good and evil were so simple. In today’s world where the idea that everything is either black or white and that you are either for us or against us is so strong, Hatcher’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will remind us that human beings have multifaceted personalities much too complicated to fit into neat little boxes. In fact in Hatcher’s version, actors play multiple roles and the menacing Mr. Hyde himself is played by five actors – including one female!

Jeffrey Hatcher writes for both stage and screen. His accomplishments include screenplays for The Duchess (2008 film with Kiera Knightly) and Casanova (2005 film with Heath Ledger), as well as the popular stage version (with Mitch Albom) of the bestseller, Tuesdays With Morrie and plays A Picasso (winner of the Barrymore Award for Best New Play), Three Viewings, Scotland Road, The Turn of the Screw, Neddy and Murder by Poe. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award for “Best Play.”

Location & Directions:
Hudson School Performance Space (6th & Park)

Our beautiful ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities.

Tickets & Reservations:
$15 General Admission; $12 Seniors/Students

Info/Reservations:
201-377-7014 or reservations@hudsontheatreensemble.com

Dates & Times:
Fridays @ 8PM: April 9 & April 16, 2010
Saturdays @ 8PM: April 10 & April 17, 2010
Sunday Matinee @ 3PM: April 11, 2010

SEE MORE INFO AFTER THE JUMP!

(Jekyll and Hyde, continued…)

See photos of the cast by John Crittenden
See the poster

Cast: Paul Berman, Anneli Curnock, Sam Egge, Lou Martino, Florence Pape, Emma Peele, Thomas Tyburski, Toby Wherry
Producer/Artistic Director: Diana London
Director of Development/Publicity: Florence Pape
Technical Director: Justin McCormick
Production Manager: Donna Gearhardt Healey
Production Stage Manager: Sean McClafferty
Production Assistant: Sharon Gamboa
Sound & Light Technician: Sean McClafferty
Graphics/Webmaster: Susan Newman Design
Photographer: John Crittenden/Show Me Your Faces
House Manager: Alan Welner
Assistant House Manager: Peg Finnerty

Enjoy the show!

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