Sunday, August 26, and Monday, August 27, at 7:00 p.m. at The Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg.
In the fog of Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll conducts mysterious experiments and discovers he has a dark other self. The villainous Mr. Edward Hyde lives free from the laws of conscience and society, with deadly results. When Jekyll decides to end his experiments, Hyde pushes back—and the two sides face off in a dangerous contest. Jeffrey Hatcher’s new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella is a theatrical feast of depravity, lust, horror, and love—featuring four different actors (including one woman) playing the multi-faceted Hyde.
The show is highly theatrical and will provide a great creative challenge for all actors involved.
Six Actors (4M, 2F), to play the following roles. All ages are playing ages. The director will cast actors who can believably play the ages suggested.
Dr. Henry Jekyll. Male, 30-50
Elizabeth Jelkes: Female, 30-50. The object of Hyde’s lusts. Well-spoken and courageous, this hotel maid starts out frightened of Hyde and then develops a fascination with him.
Will also play Old Woman.
The Four Hydes: In addition to their main roles, each of the following will also play a version of Mr. Hyde:
Mr. Gabriel Utterson, a genial solicitor: Male, 40-65
Will also play Mr. Edward Hyde.
Dr. Lanyon, a colleague of Jekyll’s: Male, 30-49
Will also play Police Inspector; O.E. Sanderson, a personal inquiries Agent; and Mr. Edward Hyde.
Enfield, a friend of Lanyon’s and Jekyll’s: Male, 30-59
Will also play Sir Danvers Carew; and Mr. Edward Hyde.
Poole, the Butler: Female, 30-59
Will also play Little Girl; Medical Student; Prostitute; Porter; and Mr. Edward Hyde.
Auditions will take place at the theatre. Actors will be asked to perform a cold reading from selections of the play. No monologue is needed.