New life breathes into old tale, as the classic theme of duality is explored anew in this take on THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. Inspired by the original novella of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henri Jekyll, a woman, seeks out a way to survive in Victorian England, which seems stacked against her: her father and protector has recently died; the University she studied at has put her under house arrest, not allowing her to continue her father's work; her best friend has abandoned her; and her lover is desperately unaware of how she suffers. Meanwhile, the world in the streets seems actively disinterested in what happens behind closed doors, focusing, instead, on the rash of murders being committed by Jack the Ripper, and any gossip that may be afforded. The two sides, of Public and Private, converge as the play progresses, and Henri is forced into an inevitable sacrifice.
Below is a sample of the 105 page adaptation (running about one hour and forty-five minutes). Feel free to peruse it!
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