Auditions for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the first show of The Playshop’s 76th season, will be held on August 26 and 27 at 7:30PM with callbacks on August 29. Auditions will be held at the Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane.
Directed by Mat Young and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, the play is a timeless tale about the good doctor, Henry Jekyll, and his dark echo, Edward Hyde. It is brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical new adaptation. Stripping away the melodrama and romantic distractions of the novel, Hatcher develops a smart and suspenseful new take on Stevenson’s look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. Against the backdrop of Victorian London, the respectable Dr. Jekyll has begun to display alarmingly erratic behavior. At the same time, a brutal figure haunts the city’s streets, committing assault and murder under the cloak of darkness and dismal London fog. A terrified community tries to learn the secret of the deaths and discovers much more in the dark depths of the human heart.
Full character descriptions and audition information are available at http://www.wiltonplayshop.org/jekyll_auditions.pdf or by calling (203)762-7629.