Adams State Theatre presents “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

(09-18-2014)

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The Adams State University Theatre Program opens it 2014-2015 season with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Dr. Paul S. Newman, professor of theatre. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. October 3, 4, 10, and 11. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. October 12. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 22.

The theatre production features a new and thrilling 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 created an alter ego—Edward Hyde, a 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.

"Our production of this classic horror story is a psychological thriller mixed with moments of dark humor," said Newman. "Even if you are familiar with Stevenson's original story, this play version has enough surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen next."

With Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Adams State University Theatre kicks off its 88th year of theatre followed by a fall semester of works that offers something for everyone including a Main Stage holiday season production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. In the Xperimental Theatre, student directed one-act plays will feature a powerful drama about driving under the influence and a one-act thriller about a zombie apocalypse.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is rated "PG-13" for mature content. Individual tickets are $10 for general public, $8 for seniors and students, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current ASU identification.

To reserve tickets for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, call 719-587- 8499.