FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Shana Wride
From: Nancy Richards
Office: 858-481-1055 ext.
NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE EMBRACES HALLOWEEN SPIRIT
WITH NEW, SUSPENSE-FILLED THRILLER,
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
From the Novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Performances Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023
Running Through Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023
Directed by Shana Wride
Solana Beach, CA – North Coast Repertory Theatre presents DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE; a daring reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless tale, filled with darkness, desire, love, and unbridled terror. In Jeffrey Hatcher’s gripping drama, we delve deep into the human psyche, exploring the eternal conflict between good and evil. Relentless forces engage in a deadly and electrifying cat-and-mouse showdown, vying for ultimate domination. Hatcher masterfully invites the audience to question their loyalties, blurring the lines between right and wrong, leaving us all in suspense. Prepare to be enchanted by this wickedly clever and sharply witty narrative, infused with passion and chilling suspense. It’s the perfect choice for thrill-seekers who crave a spine-tingling experience that captures the essence of the season.
Shana Wride directs Jacob Bruce,* Katie MacNichol,* Conner Marx,* Ciarra Stroud,* Bruce Turk,* and Christopher M. Williams* in DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Co-Light Design), Erik Montierth (Co-Light Design), Melanie Chen Cole (Sound Design), Phillip Korth (Props), Peter Herman (Hair & Wig Design), Emmelyn Thayer (Dialect Coach), Jason Paul Tate (Fight Choreography) and Caleb Foley (Assistant Sound Design). Cindy Rumley* is the Stage Manager.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE previews begin Wednesday, Oct. 18. Opening Night on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8pm. It will play Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm, with Sundays at 7pm through Nov. 12. There will be a talkback with the artistic director and cast on Friday, Oct. 27. A performance has just been added on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 2 pm. (See schedule below). North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews – $49 (including Friday preview at 2pm), Week Nights – $62, Wed. & Sat. Matinees/Sat. Eve. – $74; Sun. Night – $60. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $5 off admission. Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.
JEFFREY HATCHER (Playwright) NORTH COAST REP: Holmes and Watson, Dr. Glas. BROADWAY: Never Gonna Dance (book). OFF-BROADWAY: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club; The Government Inspector and The Alchemist at Red Bull; Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages; Lucky Duck (book w/Bill Russell) at the New Victory; Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at The Minetta Lane; Ten Chimneys at Peccadillo, Neddy at American Place, Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline. OTHER PLAYS/THEATERS: Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Mrs. Mannerly, Murderers, Cousin Bette, Smash, Dial M for Murder, Key Largo (with Andy Garcia), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Holmes and Watson, A Confederacy of Dunces and others at the Guthrie, the Geffen, Old Globe, Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, Huntington, South Coast Rep, Arizona Theater Company, Indiana Rep, Children’s Theater Company, Illusion, Denver Center, Philadelphia Theater Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Northlight, Westport Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville and dozens more in the U.S. and abroad. FILM: “Stage Beauty,” “Casanova,” “The Duchess,” “Mr. Holmes,” and “The Good Liar.” TV: episodes of “Columbo” and “The Mentalist.” GRANTS/AWARDS: NEA, TCG, Lila Wallace Fund, Rosenthal New Play Prize, Frankel Award, Charles MacArthur Fellowship Award, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Barrymore Award Best New Play and 2013 Ivey Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member and/or alumnus of the Playwrights’ Center, the Dramatists Guild.
SHANA WRIDE (Director) is a San Diego based actor and director who has been in many shows at North Coast Repertory Theatre, most recently, Into the Breeches. She has also worked with The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Diversionary Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, The San Diego Symphony, Intrepid Theatre, Moxie Theatre, Compass Theatre, The Colony Theatre, Open Fist Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gaslamp Quarter Theatre, and Sledgehammer Theatre. She is a two-time recipient of a San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award. As an educator, she is currently an acting instructor and director at Grossmont College. While living in Los Angeles, she co-hosted the nationally syndicated radio show, “Women Aloud” with actor/comedienne Mo Gaffney. shanawride.com
JACOB BRUCE* (Actor 4) is an actor, director, educator, and builder, having appeared onstage at The La Jolla Playhouse (Hollywood), Mo’olelo (Yellowface; Mivotchkee Viskonsin); San Diego Rep (HONKY); Knightsbridge Theatre (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), North Coast Rep (The Underpants), and Intrepid Theatre (Art), among many others. He cocreated the $5 Only Show and Minor Suspension: A Musical Improv, and has directed for Bodhi Tree Concerts/SD Opera, USD, and Finest City Improv, and has also served as a violence/staging choreographer and consultant for LJP, UCSD, Diversionary, SD Opera, The Julian Theatre Company, and USD. Jacob is currently the Operations Manager for the USD Department of Theatre Arts. Film and TV credits are available on IMDB. (AEA, SAG/AFTRA, IATSE)
KATIE MACNICHOL* (Actor 5) has appeared at North Coast Rep in The Cherry Orchard, Into the Breeches, Same Time Next Year, and At This Evening’s Performance. Broadway: The Green Bird, Two Shakespearean Actors. Off Broadway: The Cider House Rules, King John, The Food Chain. London: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside at Shakespeare’s Globe. She has appeared in numerous productions as a member of The Old Globe’s Shakespeare repertory company including As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Merry Wives of Windsor and more. Regional: Fallen Angels at Pasadena and Laguna Playhouse, Good People at La Mirada and leading roles at Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep, Williamstown, McCarter, Denver Center, Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Theatre of N.J., Baltimore Center Stage, Portland Stage and more. BFA: NYU. MFA: Lesley University.
CONNER MARX* (Actor 3) (he/him) is thrilled to make his North Coast Rep debut with this extraordinary company. He is best known as Ben Meyer on NBC’s “New Amsterdam.” Other select TV includes “Z Nation” (SyFy), “NCIS” (CBS), “NCIS: LA” (CBS), “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “The Young and the Restless” (CBS), “Leverage” (TNT). Film: If There’s a Hell Below, Lucky Them, Kimi. Regional: Twelfth Night (Pioneer Theatre Company), Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Her Mother Was Imagination (Annex Theatre). Games: “Resident Evil: Village,” Marvel’s “Midnight Suns,” “NBA 2K.” He is a graduate of the Experimental Theater of Vassar College. Please say hello on Instagram at @conner_marx
CIARRA STROUD* (Elizabeth Jelkes) is so excited to be returning to North Coast Repertory Theatre. She was last here performing in the musical Blues in the Night. A recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a BFA in Music Theatre, some of her past credits include Frenchy in Grease (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Eve in The Apple Tree (Porchlight Music Theatre), The Witch in Into the Woods, (Myers Dinner Theatre) Ericka Boafo in School Girls, or, the African Mean Girls Play, (Hangar Theatre Company), Mimi in Rent (CYC), Catherine in Pippin, and Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Timber Lake Playhouse). Ciarra would like to give special thanks to her father and grandmothers for all their love and support, to Roy for bringing so much laughter to her life, and to her mother, who is always in her heart.
BRUCE TURK* (Dr. Henry Jekyll) recently appeared at North Coast Rep as Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, Alexander in Annabella in July, and Teddy in The Homecoming. Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include the title role in Julie Taymor’s production of The Green Bird and numerous appearances with Theatre For A New Audience. San Diego audiences have seen him in fifteen productions of Shakespeare at the Old Globe Theatre (Craig Noel Award). Also, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, ACT, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Repertory, McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, the Shakespeare Theaters in DC, New Jersey and Santa Cruz, and many more. He has been a resident member of Tadashi Suzuki’s Acting Company in Japan, Resident Artist at Hartford Stage, and recipient of the TCG/Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement. Graduate of Northwestern University.
CHRISTOPHER M. WILLIAMS* (Actor 2) is an actor, director, producer, stage manager, teacher and fight choreographer. Select acting credits include: Off Broadway: Rothschild and Sons (The York). Regional: Dancing Lessons, The Outsider, How the Other Half Loves, Holmes and Watson, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Tempest, Lend Me a Tenor, Don’t Dress for Dinner (North Coast Rep); A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Drawer Boy (AZ Theatre Co); Noises Off!, Comedy of Errors (Phoenix Theatre); Noises Off! (Idaho Shakes); Angels in America: Part 1 & 2, Lobby Hero (Actors Theatre); Beau Jest, Jest a Second (AZ Jewish Theatre); Hamlet, A Funny Thing…Forum, Oliver!, Julius Caesar, Othello, Henry V, (SW Shakespeare). On screen credits include: “Terriers,” “The Incredible Adventures of JoJo,” “Island of Lost Girls.” He also played Jacob and was a producer of the WWII feature film, Walking with the Enemy, starring Ben Kingsley and Jonas Armstrong.
CINDY RUMLEY* (Stage Manager) recent credits as a Stage Manager at North Coast Rep include: Eleanor, Blues in the Night, The Remarkable Mister Holmes, Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits, Desperate Measures, Dancing Lessons, Another Roll of the Dice, All in the Timing. Cindy holds an M.F.A in stage management from UC Irvine.
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- *Photos by Aaron Rumley