Idle Muse Theatre Company’s Jeff Recommended DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Continues Through Oct. 19

292871D18-9878-0A78-B3ABB71877DC80A4.jpg.pagespeed.ce.Sm2nviQ_cSIdle Muse will open its ninth season with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by IMTC ensemble member Nathan Pease. This adaptation is a whip- smart and shocking version of a classic tale of lust, love, horror, and the depravity that lurks within us all.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will run September 20th through October 19th, 2014 with previews September 18th and 19th.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be presented at the Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660.

Performance times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Tickets for previews are $10. Every Thursday is Industry Night with $10 tickets for industry members with headshot/resume.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.idlemuse.org, or by calling (773) 340-9438.

The cast for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde includes:

Gary Barth (Dr Henry Jekyll), Brian Bengtson (Dr. H.K. Lanyon, Edward Hyde 2, Surgical Student 1, Drunkard, Man 3, Hotel Porter), Julie Cowden (Police Doctor, Poole, Edward, Hyde 4, Old Woman, Prostitute, Woman 2, Maid), Caty Gordon (Elizabeth Jelkes, Woman 1, Little Girl, Orderly), David Guy(Gabriel Utterson, Edward Hyde 1, Man 1, Surgical Student 2), and Vincent P Mahler (Sir Danvers Carew, Richard Enfield, Edward Hyde 3, O.F. Sanderson, Inspector, Man2)

The production team for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde includes:

Allison Asher (Dialect Coach), Libby Beyreis (Violence Design), Tristan Brandon (Properties Design), Meagan Evanoff (Movement Design), Erin Gallagher (Costume Design), Michael Kunc (Sound Design),Nathan Pease (Director), Sara Robinson (Scenic Design, Production Stage Manager, Technical Direction), and Laura Wiley (Lighting Design)

Now in its 9th season, Idle Muse Theatre Company was formed to provide theatre artists who share a common commitment to their craft with an opportunity to work and grow in a collaborative environment. Idle Muse Theatre Company recognizes that, as a people, we spend our lifetimes exploring what it means to define our identities in a world that is constantly struggling to do the same. As we do so, that world becomes an expression of our own internal struggles, writ large. We produce plays which explore and examine the circular relationship between the individual and the world; plays about individuals who are called upon to define themselves in relation to a larger political or social context.