The timeless themes in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror novel are explored in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Off the Hill production of THE TRAVELLING JEKYLL AND HYDE SHOW, by playwright Russell Davis. This inventive and hilarious show will be performed at 18 community centers across the region from Jan. 18 through Feb. 23.
THE TRAVELLING JEKYLL AND HYDE SHOW tells the story of a tiny touring theatre valiantly attempting to tell the story of the infamous scientist who learns to split his good side from his evil one. Unfortunately, the three actresses are sabotaged at every turn by a domineering director. As the women in the company slowly take control of the story, they also learn to take control of their lives.
Phillip Ray Guevara (Nigel Entwickle), Suzanne Sefinatu Ayoka Blunk (Chantal Baboot) and Heather Petersen (Lady Peggy Dill) from The Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in THE TRAVELLING JEKYLL AND HYDE SHOW. Margaret Ivey, from last year's Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company, will play Penny Twinkling.
Playhouse Education Director Mark Lutwak will direct. Other members of the production team include Kenton Brett (Set Designer), Daryl Harris (Costume Designer), Anna Goller (Props Designer) and Sydney Kuhlman (Stage Manager).
THE TRAVELLING JEKYLL AND HYDE SHOW will also tour schools (grades 6 through 12) from Jan. 22 through Feb. 22. For more information about The Playhouse's education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513-345-2242 or visit www.cincyplay.com.
Off the Hill is made possible by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. ArtsWave Presents, a program bringing musicians, dancers, actors and artists from Cincinnati's arts organizations into neighborhoods for public performances, also provides support.
Jekyll and Hyde will also be coming to the following cities:
Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Prospect House (East Price Hill)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 1:00 p.m., Boone County Public Library (Burlington)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:00 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Culture Center (Covington)
Sunday, Jan. 20, 1:00 p.m., Mayerson JCC (Amberley Village)
Friday, Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m., Woman's Art Club (Mariemont)
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 p.m., Campbell County Library (Ft. Thomas/Carrico)
Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m., Sunset Players at Dunham Recreation Center (West Price Hill)
Sunday Jan. 27, 3:00 p.m., The Lebanon Theatre Company, Inc.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m., The Drama Workshop at The Glenmore Playhouse (Cheviot)
Friday, Feb. 8, 7:00 p.m., Grove Banquet Hall at Springfield Township
Saturday, Feb. 9, 3:00 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m., District A at Pleasant Ridge Nativity School
Friday, Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center
Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m., Circus Mojo (Ludlow, Ky.)
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m., The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
Friday Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m., Tall Institute (Norwood/Oakley)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 3:00 p.m., Miami University-VOA Learning Center (West Chester)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph (Delhi Township)