Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the Novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Adam Magill as Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) has spawned seemingly countless movies (silent and sound), cartoons, TV specials, plays, and a major Broadway musical.  The phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” can be heard almost daily as two opposite sides of one person are described in common parlance.  The question might be raised why the stage needs yet another adaptation.  City Lights Theatre Company has found the answer with its engrossing adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a tale full of gripping intrigue, engaging mystery, forbidden love, and raw lust.  

Read on in my full review on Talkin' Broadway at http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/sanjose/sj7.html.

Rating: 4 E's

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde continues at City Lights Theatre, 529 S. Second Street, San Jose through October 18, 2015.  Tickets are available online at http://cltc.org/tickets/ or by calling 408-295-4200.

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