By Russell Davis
Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Runtime: 60 min.
Cast: 3F, 2M
Originally commissioned by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (touring production, 1991-92); Sundance Playwrights Lab., Provo, UT (1992); Honolulu Theater For Youth, Honolulu, HI (touring production, 1999-2000); Off World Theatre, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ (11/14-11/23/03); Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Cincinnati, OH (touring production, 2012-2013)
This high comedy deconstructs the themes of Stevenson’s classic horror novel using verbal wit, slapstick and clowning. A tiny touring theatre company attempts to tell the story of the infamous scientist who learns to split his good from his evil side; however they are sabotaged at every step by the director who suffers from his own inability to keep his morality straight. The three women in the company slowly take control of the story as they learn to take control of their lives.
Take a look at the script here: THE TRAVELLING JEKYLL & HYDE SHOW perusal copy (sample)