Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Producing Artistic Director Note


René D. Copeland | Nashville, TN Theatre

A few words from Nashvile Repertory Theatre's Artistic Producing Director, René D. Copeland...

Rene D. Copeland Producing Artistic DirectorWelcome to Nashville Repertory Theatre, and our exciting 2012 -2013 season! Last month we had a blast with the comedy Clybourne Park--I hope you had a chance to see it--and now, for something completely different yet no less compelling, we bring you a tale of obsession couched in the dark and bloody world of a Victorian London where violence and evil lurk just under the surface of civility. I am very pleased to have an incredibly talented guest director, Peter Vann, bringing this story to life on our stage. You may remember Peter as an actor in such past Nashville Rep productions as All My Sons (“Frank”) or The 39 Steps (one of the two “clowns”—his “Mrs. McGarrigle”, the wife of the Scottish innkeeper, lives in infamy around here). He has a boundless imagination and a precise sense of theatre craft that makes him an ideal artistic partner on this project. And as usual, you won’t find better actors anywhere than the ones bringing their talents to bear on this story, and our tech staff, led by Gary C. Hoff, have outdone themselves in envisioning and creating a uniquely theatrical world for the story.

As always, I urge you to tell your friends, and spread the word about what we’re up to. It’s not too late to join the Nashville Repertory Theatre family by becoming a subscriber, by the way. We work hard every day to assure you’ll always find the Nashville Rep experience to be entertaining, stimulating, and valuable. I hope you’ll let us know if we’re are fulfilling that commitment to you!

Play Synopsis: On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” that have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain, free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. As Jekyll himself falls prey to Hyde’s control, the audience is taken along for the moral questions that arise as sympathy for Hyde and contempt for Dr. Jekyll challenge the traditional roles of good and evil. Which one will you sympathize with?

Looking for things to do this weekend? Come out and support professional theatre in Nashville, TN and get spooked out with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! Nashville Repertory Theatre’s production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde plays October 13 – November 3, 2012 with preview performances October 11 & 12, 2012.

Rated: High School and above Visit http://nashvillerep.org/dr-jekyll-mr-hyde to get you and your bad self’s tickets today! Or call the TPAC box office at (615) 782-4040

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