Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Jeffrey Hatcher

Performed Nov 2014
(November 4 - 8 & 11 - 15, 2014)
at the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(10 performances: part of the regular season)

Directed by Wendy Wagner Assistant Ilona Henkelman


Dr. Henry JekyllNick Chronnell
Gabriel Utterson/Hyde 1Paul Behncke
Sir Danvers Carew/Enfield/Hyde 2 (+others)Gordon Walls
Dr. Lanyon/Hyde 3 (+others) Aaron Lajeunesse
Poole/Hyde 4 (+others) Tracey Nash
Elizabeth Jelkes Emily Walsh


Production Manager Joan Patrick
Stage Manager Julie Clayton
Assistant Stage Managers Julia Lamperd
Trina Malcolmson
Set Design Karl Wagner
Set Construction Chief Jim Clarke
Set Construction Dean Flockton
Eliot Flockton
Ron Gardner
Hesch Hanley
Greg Hogan
Paul Gardner
Andre Sylvain
Greg Winklemaier
Karl Wagner
Stewart Zeyl
Lead Painter Sandy Wynne
Set Painting Karen Germundson
Paul Behncke
Kathryn Clarke
Deanne Donohue
Hesch Hanley
Mary Holmes
Ilona Henkelman
Wendy Wagner
Lighting Designer Karl Wagner
Lighting Assistants Bob Carey
Calie McPhee
Sound Designer Rob Fairbairn
Sound Assistants Ron Francis
Anne-Marie Smith
Original Music Rob Mitchell
Assistant Composer Megan Mitchell
Costume Designer Maxine Ball
Seamstresses Sylvina Summerfield
Marilyn Valiquette
Patti Vopni
Dressers Jacquie Blair
Kathryn Clarke
Sylvina Summerfield
Properties Christina Johnston
Susan Sinchak
Kathleen Walsh
Furnishings Jim Clarke
Wendy Wagner
Weapons Wench Tracey Nash
Blade Master Ron Gardner
Voice and Movement Ilona Henkelman
Choreography Tracey Nash
Fight Choreography Aaron Lajeunesse
Continuity Margrit Cattell
Katherine Ross
Anne-Marie Smith
Gwendy Tolley
Ann Williams
Hair Design Carol Walkey
Make-up Bev Brooks
Lynda DeGuire
Martha Johnstone
Ange Methot
Green Room Nancy Cormier
Christine Walton
Refreshments/Servery Barbara Kobolak
House Manager Don Lillico
Publicity Paul Behncke
Katie Betts
Chrissy Feldman
Emily Walsh
Programs Meghan Duncan

Mark Twain wrote, in The Refuge of the Derelicts, that “Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody: you have to slip around behind if you want to see it.”

Stevenson’s classic asks: What is the nature of good and evil and is it possible to excise the one from the other? Hatcher’s adaptation takes this question a step further and asks if an ‘evil’ man can find redemption while the ‘good’ man takes a moral plunge. Hatcher admits that most of his plays have something to do with the slippery notion of identity and multifaceted personality. How interesting for us that there are four Hydes upon the stage and one of them female! We must ‘slip around behind’ all of these characters to find their hidden sides and to find out what strange and violent urges bubble under their carefully crafted Victorian facades.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was first published in 1886 to immediate success. There have been many film and stage adaptations in the intervening 128 years though none, perhaps, as inventive and theatrical as tonight’s enthralling performance. Many thanks to those who have contributed their amazing talents to this production. I like to watch!