Current Season 2022
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Oct 28, 29, 30 & Nov 4, 5, 6
Rowan County Arts Center
Adapted by Noah Smith from the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by George McKee
Set in the year 1888 in Victorian London, brilliant scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll—frustrated with his dull and respectable life–creates a formula to unleash his inner bestial nature thus transforming him into the brutish Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life while Jekyll’s middle-aged, normal life continues–until Hyde’s passions begin to turn up a body count. This reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s science fiction classic returns to the original message of his novel–that a person’s inner nature is comprised with both elements of good and evil–and the way in which each one of us deals with that conflict is what defines our character.