"Jekyll and Hyde" in Epic Struggle at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Sept. 18-27

8/31/09


Doctor Henry Jekyll wages a fierce battle with his alter-ego, Edward Hyde, in the haunting musical, "Jekyll and Hyde," at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Presented by Cheng/Ferrara Productions, dates and show times are: Fridays, Sept. 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 19 and 26 at 8 pm.; and Sundays, Sept. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 18.

Based on the 1886 tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Jekyll and Hyde" explores man's dual capacity for both good and evil. With the intention of purifying his good side from his bad, the well-liked and respectable Dr. Jekyll creates a potion that unleashes the sinister, depraved Mr. Hyde. At ever increasing risk, Jekyll continues his ghastly foray into the darkest corners of human nature. Which of his personalities will emerge victorious? With music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, the show opened on Broadway in 1997 and ran until 2001, and is the longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theatre.


Starring in "Jekyll and Hyde" are: Sean Downing as Jekyll/Hyde, Meera Mohan as Lucy Harris, and Michaela Tomcho as Emma Carew. Also featured are John Bergeron as Simon Stride, Tom Bessellieu as Sir Danvers Carew, Kyrus Westcott as General Lord Glossop, Paul Lasky as John Utterson, Justin Reamy as Sir Archibald Proops, Aimee Robidoux as Nellie, Jerry Tower as Lord Savage, and Timothy Walton as the Bishop of Basingstoke Spider. Appearing as Red Rat Girls are Kristin Carfora, Nicole Farina-Machin, Hilary Goldman and Cathryn Hardy.

Clockwise from top left:Timothy Walton, Paul Lasky, Nicole Farina-Machin, Tom Bessellieu, Justin D. Reamy, Hilary Goldman, Jerry Tower, Kyrus, Meera Mohan, Aimee Robidoux, Sean Downing, Cathryn Hardy, Michaela Alyse Tomcho, Kristin Carfora and John Bergeron. Photography by Kresimir Juraga.

Tickets for "Jekyll and Hyde" are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students and children. (Note: Due to adult language and themes, the show is not recommended for young children.) Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.

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