THEATRE

"The theatre is no place to be entertained, Utterson"

-Dr. Henry Jekyll

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DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

Returns to the SoHo Playhouse for a 6 week Off-Broadway run.

April 17th - May 26th, 2019

What the critics are saying:

“It’s a highly innovative work, impressive not only for its delightfully morbid sense of humor and the versatility of the acting, but for its meticulous marriage of theme and aesthetics.” - Angie Hoover, StageRaw.com

“there is never a dull moment” - Rob Stevens, HainesHisWay.com

“The two stars are not only extremely talented, but the audience can tell that they are deeply invested in what they’ve created and want to share their enjoyment.” - Lacy Rae, Media-Geeks.com

“Stromberg is nothing short of amazing” - Don Grigware, Broadwayworld.com

“the spectacular performances, clever production, and a timeless message about the human condition, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is just what the doctor ordered.” - Tony Frankel, StageAndCinema.com

“Stromberg is hilarious rotating between being a little girl, a drunken old man, a blustering policeman, and a concerned maid (among others).” - Lacy Rae, Media-Geeks.com

“Stromberg is a marvel” - Rob Stevens, Haineshisway.com

“Both actors display a great deal of charm, courage and panache” - Don Grigware, BroadwayWorld.com

“It is always important to point out the negatives in a show, if only for credibility’s sake, but if you are a person who loves demented comedy and insightful performance, direction, and design, remarking on the negatives in this work might be as futile as Jekyll’s effort to divorce good from evil within himself.” - Angie hoover, StageRaw.com

“The energy between the two performers makes the air tingle.” - GWENYFAR ROHLER, Encore Magazine

“The battle of good vs. evil has rarely been so entertaining.” - John Staton, Star News

“As a piece of theatre, it is fascinating, invigorating and challenging to the deepest parts of our very sense of self.” - GWENYFAR ROHLER, Encore Magazine

“This is my favorite kind of theater –physical, inventive, ingenious and funny. Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg’s comedic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is theatrical catnip – you just can’t get enough of it. “ - Jacquelyn Claire, StageBiz.com

“This “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” is original and exciting. It will make you laugh, keep you watching with rapt attention, and chase all of your holiday blues away. I can’t wait to see what Blanket Fort Entertainment, Grinstead and Stromberg’s new company, comes up with next.” - Lisa Del Roso, iamone.co.uk

“If you love to laugh at well parodied literary classics, as I do, then this is a play for you.” - Larry Littany Litt, NYTheatre-wire.com

“It’s a tour de force performance for the actress (Anna Stromberg), who also directs the piece.” - TheUnforgettableLine.com

“a wonderful, creative, joyful, fast paced, delight of a show.” - David Walters, TheFrontRowCenter.com

“It’s action-packed and you feel like you’re watching a theatrical blockbuster.” - Jacquelyn Claire, StageBiz.com

“It’s smart, funny and surprisingly likable, complete with dark humor, quick pacing and a very high level of innovation. Grinstead and Stromberg have made good use of the original work in order to provide the audience with both laughs and gasps.” - Mary S. Gold, NewYorkArts.net

“If you are a fan of the book (you know which book I mean) then this is the comedy you’ve been waiting for. Two madcap theater artists have come up with an 80 minute retelling of the horrors unleashed by imprudent, self indulgent science that leads to murderous, anti-social schizophrenia. All done with wit and style that had me laughing from the opening minutes to the very end.” - Larry Littany Litt, NYTheatre-wire.com

“It’s wonderful to experience these actors in action.” - Jacquelyn Claire, StageBiz.com

“Hats off to Burt and Anna for both writing, creating and directing this wonderful piece of theater that will give you a fun evening, put smile on your face and a chill up your spine.” - David Walters, TheFrontRowCenter.com

“As playwrights, they have also infused the story with contemporary relevance: heightening the social commentary and playing up the frustrations associated with Victorian era repression by providing Jekyll with a feminist love interest.  It all works to tell a tale that is at once familiar and completely fresh.” - TheUnforgettableLine.com

“I love the remarkable way these playwrights have chosen to tell this classic tale – like a stagecoach that has lost its driver and is hurtling towards the edge of a canyon. Break-neck pace, heightened emotions and physical dexterity define the force of this production.” - Jacquelyn Claire, StageBiz.com

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

Written by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

Directed by Anna Stromberg

Nominated for six Hollywood Fringe Festival Awards including Best Comedy, winner of the 2CentsTheatre Award for Distinctive Voices, and winner of the SoHo Playhouse (NYC) Fringe Encore Series Award as well as the Outstanding Production Award!

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, is a dizzying, fast-paced, horrifying extravaganza that leaves you splitting ribs as you question your own morality.

Based on the classic novella, this original adaptation takes you to 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. However, things take an eerie turn when his experiment takes on a life of its own. 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.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde will play Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse April 17th - May 26th, 2019.


PRODUCTION HISTORY

JUNE 6th - 23rd: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde made its world premiere at the Los Angeles LGBT Center as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

JULY 12th - 29th: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde reopened at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for a limited run in co-production with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment.

NOVEMBER 10th: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde headlined the Cucalorus Stage Festival in the historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC in co production with Opera House Theatre Company.

NOVEMBER 14th - 18th: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde ran for five performances at the Cape Fear Playhouse in Wilmington, NC in co-production with Big Dawg Productions and Opera House Theatre Company.

DECEMBER 6th - 15th: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was presented in New York City as part of the Fringe Encores Series at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam St. New York, NY 10013).


CREDITS:

DIRECTOR: Anna Stromberg

WRITERS: Burt Grinstead & Anna Stromberg

PRODUCER: Blanket Fort Entertainment

PERFORMERS: Burt Grinstead / Jekyll & Hyde, Anna Stromberg / Everyone Else

SOUND DESIGN: Burt Grinstead

SET DESIGN: Burt Grinstead

LOS ANGELES:

Lighting Design: Matt Richter & Adam Martin

Stage Manager: Adam Martin

Stage Hands: Dennis Peraza & Margaret Marx

Producer: Jon Imparato / The Los Angeles LGBT Center

Publicist: Ken Werther / Ken Werther PR

NORTH CAROLINA:

Lighting Design: Thalian Hall - Dallas LaFon

Lighting Design: Cape Fear Playhouse - Beau Mumford

Stage Manager Thalian Hall: Lily Nicole

Set Builder: Terry Collins

Sound Technician: John Deveaux

Stage Hand: Kire Ann & Sarah Holcomb

Producers: Justin Smith and Alice Sherwood / Opera House Theatre Company, Dan Brawley / Cucalorus Stage Festival

NEW YORK CITY:

Lighting Design: Carter Ford

Stage Manager: Carter Ford

Producer: Darren Cole / SoHo Playhouse

Publicity: David Gibbs / DARR Publicity and Joe Trentacosta / JT Public Relations