Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll&Hyde

Amicus Productions moves to the Papermill Theatre and its first production in its new home is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Jeffrey Hatcher, playing November 15-17 and 22-24 at 8 pm and November 18 and 24 at 2 pm. Tickets are $22 regular, $20 seniors and $18 students. 3-show subscription packages are available for $48 (regular), $42 (senior) and $36 (students). Group rates are also available. For tickets, please call the box office at 416-860-6176.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has thrilled generations as a novella, in film and on the stage. This adaptation is intensely theatrical as it presents four Hydes, each a facet of the personality that the idealistic Dr. Jekyll has summoned up through his chemical research into the human psyche. The Hydes (one of them a woman) are all dangerous, but none more so than the sensual Hyde #3, who becomes fascinated with a vulnerable working class woman. Jekyll becomes increasingly concerned for her safety and his own sanity and reputation as Hyde becomes ever stronger.

The play features Chris Irving as Dr. Jekyll and Stephen Flett, Derek Perks, Chris Coculuzzi and Jenn Sellers as the four Hyde’s. Stephanie Barone plays Elizabeth, with Cabiria Aquarius, Kristen Myers and Jamie Zhuravel in supporting roles. Harvey Levkoe, who directed Amicus’ production of All My Sons and most recently for East Side Players’ The Hypochondriac, directs the play. The set, designed by Wayne Cardinalli, moves us magically from privileged to desperate Victorian London locations in a play that tells a familiar story in a fresh way.

This is Amicus’ 34th season and the first at the Papermill Theatre. The move is to allow renovations at their usual home, Fairview Library, during 2012-2013. Amicus is looking forward to entertaining its loyal audiences at the new theatre and to meeting new theatregoers. Its upcoming productions are Apartment 3A, a romantic comedy written by actor Jeff Daniels and The Voysey Inheritance, a classic British drama by Harley Granville Barker adapted by David Mamet. This version brings a contemporary eye to an age-old theme – the story of a family of financial managers who feathered their own nest with the savings of their clients, something that hasn’t gone out of style!

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