Published on: April 03, 2012
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Performing Arts Center presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for one weekend only—Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. There will also be a special Preview Night with discounted tickets on Wednesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m., and a matinee performance with a special ‘behind the scenes’ look at the production, on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m.
In Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. The two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who shall be the slave.
“The production employs the use of theatricalism which lends great excitement to the production,” said Chase Waites, professor of theatre at LSC-Montgomery. “Hyde is played by four different actors each showing a different side of Jekyll’s darkness. By using this technique, the playwright truly captures the essence of the story: the nature of man’s duality and how we choose to cope with it.”
The play is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Performances. Adult situations are present.
The cast members include students Brooks Langford, Lauren Lazo, Andrew Novak, Ashley Bolden, Keenan Brooks, Mike Mahon, Ashley Bolden, and Crystal Stampes.
Individual tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors, and $5 for student, staff, or faculty. Tickets for the Preview Night performance are $5 for everyone or free for any LSC-Montgomery faculty, staff, and students with a valid college ID. The cast, crew, director, and technical director will be available for questions after the matinee show on Saturday, April 21.
To purchase tickets, contact Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021 or Denise.Meyers@LoneStar.edu. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/Theatre-Montgomery.
For more information regarding the theatre department at LSC-Montgomery or any of the season’s performances, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/theatre-Montgomery. All titles are subject to change without notice pending availability.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.