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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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Members say: Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

About the show

This bare bones, fast-paced, and largely comic staging of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of dual identity is performed by only two actors. More…

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.


Member Reviews (136)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging
83
Avg Score

91
Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained and engrossed by two fantastic actors playing every role in this dark serious story.

Don't see it if You’re not impressed or intrigued by imaginative stage craft and actors able to perform many roles seamlessly.

Also There were moments of comedy in this but basically it’s a faithful ret... Read more Read less

88
Quirky, Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if an energetic comic version of a classic horror story sounds like fun. 2 people create a cast of dozens on a simple brilliantly adaptable set

Don't see it if you prefer the scary version.

80
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy cleverly and minimally staged pieces with versatile actors, engaging music, over-the-top physicality and silliness.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor & only like Broadway quality work. This piece was silly but extremely fun, & does not take itself too seriously.

Also Have a pre-theater glass of wine and expect a well orchestrated piece ... Read more Read less

76
Quirky, Slow, Great staging, Funny, Dated

See it if You’re a real JEKYLL and Hyde fan.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of English madcap comedy.

84
Physically adept acting, Comic thrust, Delight on a shoestring, Best use of comic brit accents ever, Cleverly entertaining

See it if a clever, very funny, physical, well acted/directed/written, 2 person adaptation of DrJ&MrH floats boat & will entertain with its dexterity

Don't see it if Silly, funny, sometimes ridiculous characterizations & organ music offend you, U need serious adaptations of your classics, can't find humor

97
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Sublime

See it if you enjoy a hearty mix of comedy, puns, slapstick, suspense, melodrama of a familiar tale, clever minimal set/costumes expertly executed

Don't see it if you abhor guns/gruesome violence/death (no ketchup/red dye used), woman stereotypes (though in good fun), cannot sit 80 min, prefer big cast

Also These talented, attractive writers/actors/directors are the most appea... Read more Read less

80
Refreshing, Quirky, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if you'll enjoy a fast-paced, very imaginative, over the top version of Dr J & Mr. H. Though minimally staged, staging & props were excellent

Don't see it if you don't like "campy" shows; prefer fully staged shows and, like me, will have trouble with some of the accents--esp. the actress's.

92
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a comic portrayal of the classic Jekyll/Hyde story w/great acting, a versatile bare-bones set, & one actor playing multiple parts.

Don't see it if you want to see the traditional serious version of Jekyll/Hyde, want an elaborate setting with many actors

Also Both actors put on a great performance using a simple versatile set. O... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Dizzying, Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want to see an innovative interpretation of the story of Jekyll and Hyde. Very inventive staging.

Don't see it if you don't like 2 person plays. One actor plays Jekyll/Hyde and other actor plays everyone else. The play is constantly too fast-paced.

88
Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Two players take on the Dr. Jekyll and Hyde story --oh so well. It is fun and funny, clever and ingenious. And boy those two can act!

Don't see it if There is literally no set, and the costumes are practically pasted on--but these two manage to make it all work. Hysterical fun.

80
Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if l am amazed at the talent, creativity, and energy of these artists. They managed to find humor in this harrowing tale of good versus evil.

Don't see it if go see it and support this original production. You won't regret it!

Also Burt Grinstead did a great job alternating between the noble Dr Jekyll... Read more Read less

77
Exhausting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if Like High energy production of story. Clever staging.

Don't see it if Interested in moral issues and theology of story . Instead cardboard cutouts. Frenetic pacing throughout- exhausting to even just watch.

91
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like clever, creative piece of theatre off broadway. Brilliantly acted by a duo and very entertaining. You won’t regret it.

Don't see it if you don’t like being entertained or don’t want to trek downtown. It will be worth your trip though.

79
Frenetic, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like fast paced stories, you're a fan of Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't see it if you like dramas that unfold at a leisurely pace.

77
Niche, Panto, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy British panto style humor. The actor/writers are both very good and deserve an audience that would enjoy this as much as i did.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a dark show or American style comedy. The roots of this are very much in British panto and for a very niche audience.

68
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal, Clever

See it if you are fascinated by the Jekyll and Hyde stry

Don't see it if you feel two actors are too few

87
Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if minimal cast is more than enough to enjoy the show, real professionals and talents, they keep your attention for all 80 minuts

Don't see it if small theatre, dusty seats, main character occasionally trying to scary audience, beautifull classical music are not your things

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you like the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, enjoy quick, clever dialogue, and appreciate simple and versatile staging.

Don't see it if you dislike one actor playing multiple roles, dislike UK accents, or if you're easily startled.

80
Clever, Quirky, Great acting, Exhilarating, Funny

See it if A tongue in cheek take on a horror classic featuring two very talented performers intrigues you.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a serious or faithful adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The set is spare. An actor and an actress play all the parts

Also Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is an entertaining fast paced romp that is guara... Read more Read less

85
Must see, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to have a great time! The performance was well put together, Anna was fantastic at acting multiple characters, what a dream team!

Don't see it if You... Why not? Really, give it a chance, you won't be bored or disappointed!

79
Funny, Refreshing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see a well-acted humorous spin on the Jekyll and Hyde story.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical, a lavish production or you don't care about the theme of good vs. evil in a play.

80
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A comedy based on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with two actors. Anna Stromberg is incredible playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of small, low budget productions with no set.

Also This was a small, but well executed production. Anna Stromberg is an a... Read more Read less

87
Refreshing, Madcap humor done right!, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if u like well-done shows that use imagination to (more than) make up for small budgets. You want to be surprised by how much 2 people can do!

Don't see it if you need fancy costumes/sets, are a J&H purist, can't enjoy madcap humor (even done cleverly & w/much gusto!), or can’t follow fast English.

Also Didn't expect to enjoy this so much (the trailer doesn’t do it justice... Read more Read less

88
Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see an imaginative retelling of the Jekyll and Hyde tale by two very talented actors playing multiple parts. Fast paced and fun.

Don't see it if You want to see a more traditional version of the story with a large cast.

87
Masterful, Appropriately humorous, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a fast-moving, thought-provoking rendition of this classic work with an excellent two-character cast and creative staging.

Don't see it if you prefer a large cast and Broadway-style staging or you are uncomfortable with violence and thought-provoking ventures into the evil side.

Also This is an absolutely awesome, fast-moving, thought-provoking producti... Read more Read less


April 28th, 2019
"Grinstead portrays Jekyll and Hyde, which leaves Stromberg to portray ever other man and woman in the cast. It is entirely to her credit, that it is always crystal clear as to which character she is playing, but she brings unique comedy chops as well as genuine pathos, whenever either is require...
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May 13th, 2019
"Unlike the show, I'm not going for suspense-it's well executed…Grinstead and Stromberg's performances seem vocally taxing and I desperately hope they are drowning themselves in Throat Coat between shows…Stromberg's quick-change skills are impressive as she flawlessly flits about from character t...
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April 29th, 2019
"Smart, refreshing, delightfully staged and acted, this production is a thrilling surprise...Stromberg’s staging and direction alone, is so sharp, inventive and intelligent. She is truly remarkable...Grinstead plays the dual role of the title character brilliantly. His Jekyll is insecure, yet int...
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April 30th, 2019
“A sincere, occasionally scary, and often jovial adaptation of the classic...The first half hour of the production is sometimes lumbering in its exposition, and Grinstead struggles to make the mild-mannered Jekyll interesting. But his Hyde is worth the wait...Stromberg makes an excellent foil. Ea...
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