Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Michael Shane Eastman (Dracula, Baskerville, Lion in Winter)
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave.
In this adaptation of the classic horror story, one actor plays Dr. Jekyll and Hyde is represented by the other actors in the production, bringing a sense or paranoia and mistrust to the world of Henry Jekyll.
Auditions take place Monday July 15th and Tuesday July 16th beginning at 7:00 PM. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Auditioners are welcome to attend both evenings of auditions, but it is not required. There is no pay. Headshot and resume are recommended but not required.
Rehearsals will generally be Monday through Thursday 7-10:00 pm. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde performs Oct 25th - Nov 10th.
Characters 5 Men, 3 Women
Dr. Henry Jekyll (Male, 25-60) A brilliant, educated man, Jekyll is a highly ethical man and seeks to control humanity’s, and his own, darker urges. A man wrestling with addiction and trying to keep his secrets from bubbling to the surface.
Elizabeth Jelkes (Female, 18-40) A chambermaid for a hotel in Charing Cross who seeks to understand Hyde. A bold and strong woman with hidden tenderness.
Gabriel Utterson (Male, 30-70): Utterson is Jekyll’s friend and lawyer, a keen observer who is troubled by the appearance of Mr. Hyde and desires to get to the bottom of the mystery. Also doubles as Hyde.
Mr Richard Enfield (Male, 18-40): A mutual friend of Jekyll and Utterson who witnesses Hyde’s first public encounter. Also plays Surgical Student, Private Detective Sanderson, and doubles as Hyde. An actor with great physicality and athleticism is required.
Dr. H.K. Lanyon (Male, 20-50): President of the Board of Governors for the Hospital, a Scotsman who weighs on the side of caution and logic. Also plays Drunkard, Hotel Porter, and doubles as the primary Hyde.
Sir Danvers Carew (Male, 30-60) Chief Surgeon a corrupt, sadistic man who is Jekyll’s professional foe. Also plays Inspector and doubles as Hyde.
Child (Female, 18-20): A young girl who Hyde tramples in the street. Also plays Surgical Student, Prostitute, Maid, and doubles as Hyde.
Poole (Female, 20-60): Jekyll’s faithful butler who laments watching her master fade away. Also plays Old Woman, Prostitute, Police Doctor, and doubles as Hyde.
Please Allow Time for Parking
Patrons may park in any of the spaces surrounding the theatre as well as the nearby Hospital Parking structures.
Due to the Arena seating style at RCP, no late seating is allowed. Those in a wheelchair will need to transfer to a theatre seat in order to comply with fire safety.