"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde"

August 28, 2012

Sept. 5-30

Indiana Repertory Theatre

We have met the enemy, and he is us. Such has been the core of many dramatic works going back to “Oedipus”. But the most famous hero/villain-in-one-body belongs to Dr. Jekyll. The Robert Louis Stevenson creation goes back to 1886, but has been tinkered with and transformed so many times in film and on stage that the story might actually have become suspenseful again. The Indiana Repertory Theatre opens its season with Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2008 adaptation (no, this isn’t the musical), which takes an interesting approach to casting the villain. Details here.