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The world’s favorite split personality monster visits Brevard Melbourne Civic Theatre and Henegar Center for the Performing Arts. Two cinemas in central Melbourne will be producing very different versions of the Jekyll and Hyde story over the next few weeks.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Melbourne Civic Theater launches a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story. The play is brimming with debauchery, lust, love and horror as good guy Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and potions” transform him into Edward Hyde, the quintessential bad boy and chick.

The MCT version, adapted by Geoffrey Hatcher from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, opens on October 7th and runs through November 13th.

The straight-shooting Jekyll isn’t too keen on giving up Hyde, perhaps taking a little subconscious pleasure in Hyde’s immoral and sensual pursuits. But when Hyde is attracted to a certain woman, Jekyll, fearing for his life, decides to end the experiment. Perhaps it was too little, too late, as Hyde is no longer interested in paying Jekyll as the two battle each other in a deadly game that will determine who is master and who is slave.

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