“Physical, inventive, ingenious and funny...Grinstead and Stromberg’s comedic adaptation is theatrical catnip – you just can’t get enough of it. This multi-talented duo has written a sophisticated comic-tragedy, produced it and performed it – excelling in every area...A prime example of performance skill, innovative design and clarity of directorial intention all rolled into one exceptional ‘fringe’ performance.” Full Review
"A wonderful, creative, joyful, fast paced, delight of a show. It’s a romp through the tale, having such fun with itself that it allows the joy of theater and storytelling to spill over the lip of the stage and flow out over the seats of the audience...The scenes shift with a dance-like smoothness that makes the show flow as steady as the Thames...This wonderful piece of theater will give you a fun evening, put smile on your face and a chill up your spine." Full Review
for a previous production "Blanket Fort infuses their production with humor and creates a fantastic two-person showcase...With the show expertly whittled down to the basics, Grinstead and Stromberg showcase their incredible physicality and dialect work by oscillating quickly between characters...A clever mix of the original gothic story and their own brand of witty, nuanced humor, Fort’s version of the classic story is an amazing time at the theater, and a must-see...Absolutely fantastic!" Full Review
for a previous production "The story takes a few twists and turns from the original...Grinstead and Strombeg lace their script with lots of dark humor and farce, making us question at first whether we are watching a comedy or a thriller. As the plot moves along, though, the joke lines become a naturally entertaining part of the proceedings...I cannot say enough about the pacing of the play, as it never lets down, keeping us on the edge of our seats in horror or laughter." Full Review
for a previous production "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...The dialogue, performed with perfect synchronicity, is snappy and silly, with quick and clever pacing...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." Full Review
for a previous production "Switches between comedic farce and serious scenes just as slickly as Jekyll becomes Hyde...This never-lagging, 80-minute version pares down the Gothic novella...As director, Stromberg’s flourishes are often fabulous, but the formidable creators could use an outside eye to help shape the show and keep the entertaining shenanigans less one-note. Still, for the spectacular performances, clever production, and a timeless message...'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is just what the doctor ordered." Full Review
for a previous production "It is more comic than horrifying but that is fine. It breaks up the tension. The show runs barely 80 minutes and there is never a dull moment as the talented duo of writer/performers brings their vision to the stage. Grinstead plays the dual role of the meek, good-natured Dr. Jekyll with just the right amount of shy uncertainty then with a quick spasm of energy becomes the evil, wet-fur-smelling vulgar and violent Mr. Hyde. Stromberg is a marvel as all the other characters." Full Review
See it if you like the original story done in a more creative, quirky way. Also watch if you don't mind seeing actors play more than one role.
Don't see it if you want to watch a more traditional Broadway show type of play with more actors and elaborate stage setting.
See it if U like shows like The 39 Steps, actors playing multi-roles in a dizzy-paced way, a full-story in 80 min & a Laugh-Out-Loud, oddball script!
Don't see it if You've a hard time keeping track of an actor in multi-roles, don't enjoy creative minimalist scenery nor allow yourself 2 laugh in public!
See it if you like your off broadway, small-venue shows quirky, clever, charming, funny, and brief
Don't see it if you want grand scale broadway, a musical, more than 2 in the cast or can't follow all the many roles one actor switches to every few seconds
See it if you like shows like The 39 Steps. Really fun, pretty straightforward version of the story with humor, lightning fast changes and a great set
Don't see it if Like most fringe shows it's short - about an hour - but just long enough. I don't think the two actors could sustain the pace any longer!
See it if Two energetic actors do a rapid-fire comedic yet touching version of the classic tale. Great timing. I was mesmerized.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy actors playing multiple roles, with some trips into the audience. You want a more serious rendition. You don't like puns.
See it if You like modern takes on classic stories. You enjoy small casts playing multiple roles. You enjoy rapid-fire dialogue & action.
Don't see it if You prefer more traditional storytelling. You don't like horror stories. You prefer plays w/ bigger production values.
See it if You do not mind seeing a "bare-bones" play, where the actress portrays many characters of both sexes.
Don't see it if You need to see an elaborate production with many actors, and if you do not have a sense of humor.
See it if Different twist to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Two actors tell the story.
Don't see it if If you want the original. Actor in the audience some of the time. No special makeup to change into Mr. Hyde.
See it if you would enjoy a marathon performance by two good actors with a simple, yet wonderful changing set, that brings lots of humor to this tale.
Don't see it if you want anything close to the original horror and suspense or do not like small, fringe productions. There's running & acting in the aisle.
See it if Two actors give it their all in the retelling of the classic of mistaken identities. Multiple roles and wardrobe on a shoestring.
Don't see it if Shared DNA with "The 39 Steps" and "Popcorn Falls." Limiting because of the repetition of the two-person constraint. Some running about.
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