Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Columbia Walmart Supercenter
Open 24 Hours
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
LWC Theatre to present 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program will present Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 7pmCT, Wed-Thu-Fri 28-29-30 Oct 2015, and 2pmCT Sun 1 Nov 2015, in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.
By Duane Bonifer, Director of Public Relations
News from Lindsey Wilson Theatre
COLUMBIA, KY - The classic 19th-century horror story Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be brought to life on stage this week by the Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be presented at 7pmCT October 28-30, 2015 and 2pmCT November 1, in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.
The script, which is based on the 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, was written by LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, who is also the production's director.
"The book is just fascinating," Brock said. "Extremely well-written, it's real intense, powerful. My adaption really stays as close to the book as I could in terms of making a piece for theater."
One way Brock stays true to the source is by featuring two actors to play the roles of Jekyll and Hyde.
"There have been a number of theatrical versions of this, and every one that I've seen has the actor playing Jekyll just morph a little bit, change his posture, and maybe the way he talks and become Hyde," Brock said. "But in the book, it is very clear Hyde is smaller than Jekyll, different-looking. They are like two different people. And so we're using two different people."
The story of Jekyll and Hyde is one that still hits close to home today regarding the conflict between the good and evil sides of human nature and addiction, Brock said. One reason is because it was written in a period that explored those issues deeply through its literature.
"We all have propensities to good and propensities to what must be called evil," Brock said. "And so this is a study in what if those weren't so mingled up like they are in everybody, but they could be separated, and the evil could become pure evil. Would that release the good to be unencumbered by evil?"
Over the course of the story, Dr. Jekyll lets his experiments take control of and destroy his life.
"So it's certainly a cautionary tale for now," Brock said. "It has everything to do with a whole lot going on. Addiction, evil, all these different things." The Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program will present Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted by Robert Brock, 7pmCT October 28-30, 2015, and 2pmCT November 1 in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY. Contact: Director Robert Brock at email@example.com.
This story was posted on 2015-10-26 05:29:47
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Local Arts Scene:
ACHS Art Students take top prizes at state conference
Geo. Kolbenschlag: Cutting back on Arts & Humanities shortsighted
Shock AND frustration greets humanities pathway decision
The Arts & Economic Development: State offers help
Oil Painting Techniques by Peggy Sherry at Kentucky Artisan
LWC Theatre to present 'Vanities' 21-23 Oct 2015
Squarecrow art: Pam Spires' did heck of a job
Historical play 17 & 24 Oct 2015: Lizzie Mears - River of Dreams
Letter: Proud of artist Pam Spires
Glasgow Musicale presents the Carlisle Brothers 18 Oct 2015
View even more articles in topic Local Arts Scene
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.