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Jekyll & Hyde
Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
EaDo Playhouse transports you to foggy Victorian London and the murky Psych Ward hallways of Saint Jude’s Hospital as Doctor Henry Jekyll plots an experiment to separate good and evil in the human soul. After attempting the dangerous experiment on himself, his evil alter-ego, Edward Hyde, tears through London on a bloody streak of murder. Based on the classic novel, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, this chilling musical adaptation features a soaring pop/rock score by Frank Wildhorn, who wrote the lyrics with Steve Cuden, alongside book writer Leslie Bricusse. JEKYLL & HYDE, the gothic musical thriller, is sure to send shivers down your spine!
The world premiere of JEKYLL & HYDE broke box office records in May of 1990, at the Alley Theatre, right here in Houston. Since its creation, it has become one of the most infamous musicals in history, enjoying numerous national tours, a Broadway production and a Broadway revival, as well as countless regional and international productions. EaDo Playhouse takes an in depth look at the musical, asking audiences to peer deeply into a mirror; for the reflection we see may hold more than it appears.
EaDo Playhouse maintains a deliberately intimate venue, to connect Houston theatre-goers to art in a fearless, face-to-face manner. Each moment spent in the Playhouse immerses Houston audiences in a full artistic experience and binds spectators to their humanity, allowing art to unite our community.
JEKYLL & HYDE stars Colton Berry as Jekyll/Hyde with Victoria Riley as Lucy Harris and Raven Troup as Emma Carew. The production also features an incredible cast of local performers including Claire Beyrouty, Michael Castillo, William Eckert, Luke Hamilton, Mark Jackson, Julia Noble and Nicole Norton.
JEKYLL & HYDE runs September 29 to October 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are available at EaDoPlayhouse.com and by calling the box office at 832.210.5200. Ample street parking surrounding 2619 McKinney Street is completely free.
The world premiere of JEKYLL & HYDE at the Alley Theatre was originally directed by Gregory Boyd, who serves as their current Artistic Director. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating impact on Houston, surrounding areas, and many arts organization in and around the city, EaDo Playhouse honors the Alley Theatre for helming the creation of this incredible piece of work. Without their longstanding contributions to the Houston community and artistry nationwide, productions like JEKYLL & HYDE would not even be possible. Please take a moment to to consider helping the Alley Theatre recover from the incredible damage it withstood during this natural disaster: https://www.alleytheatre.org/hurricane-harvey-recovery-fund