Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Upcoming: Parlor Games - An Opportunity to Meet the Production Team and Crew of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, University of Texas, October 14, 4 p.m.

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University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance

offers Parlor Games University of Texas

Parlor Games: Part One

Friday, October 14, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

B. Iden Payne Theatre lobby, Winship Drama Building (WIN), near 23rd and San Jacinto (click for map)

Taste the world of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as it develops! Join the production team and cast for exploration, discussion, and food. This October 14 event is FREE and open to the public. Parking available in the San Jacinto Garage on San Jacinto near Dean Keeton.

Parlor Games: Part One is a preview to the upcoming production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, October 28 – November 6 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic Victorian tale, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s modern adaptation delves into paranoia, jealousy and violence and reveals that the line between good and evil is blurred.

In Victorian London, the esteemed Dr. Jekyll has begun to exhibit unpredictable behavior, while a figure roams the streets committing violent acts in the dark and shadowy streets. As Dr. Jekyll’s peers confront the mysterious Mr. Hyde, Jekyll’s psyche fractures. Jekyll must confront Hyde – himself – and the darkness that exists in both men.

Theatrically intense and provocative, Jeffrey Hatcher’s retelling of Stevenson’s novella transports Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into the 21st century. No longer a story of a reductive representation of good versus evil, Hatcher presents Jekyll as a man haunted by multiple manifestations of his worst impulses. Identity is fluid, multiple and complex. Jekyll’s inner conflict is mirrored on stage by four actors, including two women; each who portrays a distinct version of Hyde.

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