Can't get enough of that nice doctor who turns into a nasty demon? Can't wait for the Wildhorn/Bricusse musical to get to Broadway? Well, Cape May Stage, a professional Equity theatre in New Jersey, is staging an old fashioned, non-musical adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson chiller.
The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde shows the horrifying consequences of a scientist's quest for the true meaning of human nature. A respected physician unleashes the "dark" side of himself, which does not stay bridled for long.
Eric Hisson has written and directed this new dramatic adaptation, which "downplays the special effects metamorphoses" familiar to filmgoers in favor of psychological suspense over the main character's dilemma. Minor characters have also been enhanced to add substance to the story.
The mister and the doctor will both be played by Andrew Proskyp; Mary Dixie Carter plays the narrator.
The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde opens tonight, Oct. 23, and runs through Oct. 30. For tickets -- at the "spooky" lower, holiday price of $13 -- and information call (609) 884-1341.