Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Directed by Anna Stromberg
June 9th-23rd, 2018
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at hff18.org/5346.
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, is a dizzying, fast-paced, horrifying extravaganza that leaves you splitting ribs as you question your own morality. This genre-bending thriller makes its world premiere at the Los Angeles LGBT Center (The Village at Ed Gould Plaza) this June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Based on the classic novella, this original adaptation takes you to the dismal streets of London in the 1860s, where societal pressures silence a gentle doctor's questions about the nature of morality. As the pressure intensifies, Dr. Jekyll takes matters into his own hands. However, things take an eerie turn when his experiment takes on a life of its own. Will his efforts save the world, or will they destroy all that he holds dear? After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 PM (PREVIEW)
Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 10:30 PM (PREVIEW)
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 4 PM (OPENING)
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 4 PM
Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 8:30 PM
*Burt Grinstead (writer, actor, set designer, sound designer, producer) has starred in films and television shows including Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and many more. This is Burt's fourth performance at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, following dynamic roles in Deathtrap by Ira Levin, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, and Fool For Love by Sam Shepard. Burt was nominated for an Ovation Award for his portrayal of the twins Peter and Craig in Dying City by Christopher Shinn at Rogue Machine Theatre.
Anna Stromberg (writer, actor, director, costume designer, props manager, producer) lived and worked in NYC for 10 years performing in various Off-Broadway theatres. She was a longtime member of the edgy Amoralists Theatre Company, originating roles in collaborations with Daniel Aukin, Adam Rapp, and Lyle Kessler. She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Vanda in Venus in Fur by David Ives at The Cape Fear Playhouse. She also stars in Well Wishes on Netflix, and in the indie horror feature The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan. Last year Anna directed the renowned production of David Harrower's Blackbird at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Matt Richter (lighting designer) is an award winning lighting and sound designer based in Los Angeles. Matt is the resident designer at the LA LGBT Center Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center.
Adam Martin - Technician
Dennis Peraza - Stage Hand
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is presented at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza (1125 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, 90038) as a part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.