Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment
THREE SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCES OF
THE 2018 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL BREAKOUT HIT
DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
Written and Performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg
Directed by Anna Stromberg
AT THE DAVIDSON/VALENTINI THEATRE
OCTOBER 29, 30, 31
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment have announced three special Halloween performances of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival breakout hit Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Nominated for six HFF Awards including Best Comedy, winner of the 2CentsTheatre Award for Distinctive Voices, and winner of the SoHo Playhouse (NYC) Fringe Encore Series Award, this genre-bending thriller returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre on October 29, 30, and 31.
Written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is a dizzying, fast-paced, horrifying and hilarious extravaganza that leaves the audience questioning its own morality. Based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, this new adaptation takes place on the dismal streets of London in the 1860s, where societal pressures silence a gentle doctor’s questions about the nature of morality. As the pressure intensifies, Dr. Jekyll takes matters into his own hands. Will his efforts save the world, or will they destroy all that he holds dear? After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Burt Grinstead has starred in films and television shows including Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and many more. This is Grinstead’s fourth role at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, following dynamic performances in Deathtrap by Ira Levin, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, and Fool for Love by Sam Shepard. He was nominated for an Ovation Award for his portrayal of twins Peter and Craig in Dying City by Christopher Shinn at Rogue Machine Theatre.
Anna Stromberg lived and worked in New York City for 10 years performing in various off-Broadway theatres. She was a longtime member of the edgy Amoralists Theatre Company, originating roles in collaborations with Daniel Aukin, Adam Rapp, and Lyle Kessler. She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Vanda in Venus in Fur by David Ives at The Cape Fear Playhouse. She also stars in Well Wisheson Netflix and in the indie horror feature The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan. Last year, Stromberg directed a renowned production of David Harrower’s Blackbird at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde will also be performing in the ‘Best of All Fests’ Fringe Encore Series at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City December 6–15. Tickets are $39 and available now at www.sohoplayhouse.com.
The Halloween performances of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde are on Monday, October 29, Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31, at 8pm. On Monday 10/29 tickets for students with valid ID are $10 and there will be a post-play chat with Grinstead and Stromberg. On Halloween night, a $100 gift card will be awarded to the audience member judged to be wearing the best costume.General admission tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300. The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038.