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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Athens Little Playhouse

About This Production

This play is by our playwright-in-residence, Lynne Thomas, who based it on the original work by Robert Louis Stevenson.

First published in 1886, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic novella inspired by Stevenson's fascination with the duality--good and evil--of human nature. Even if you haven't read or seen the story, you are most likely familiar with its impact on our call someone a "Jekyll and Hyde" refers to their switching unexpectedly from kind to nasty with little provocation.

Although it has long been the subject of horror plays and movies, Ms. Lynne's play is child-friendly, but still spooky, smart and witty. We rate this one as appropriate for an audience of five-years-old to adult.

Cast of Characters

  • RICHARD ENFIELD, Utterson's cousin, well-known man-about-town
  • DR BAINES, Doctor who treats Hyde's victim
  • EDWARD HYDE, Immediately disliked by all
  • JENNY PERKINS, Trampled by Hyde
  • ALBERT PERKINS, Jenny's father
  • FLORA, Jenny's aunt
  • CELIA, Jenny's aunt
  • NELLIE, Jenny's aunt
  • EDITH, Jenny's aunt
  • DR HENRY JEKYLL, Prominent physician, mysterious relationship with Hyde
  • GABRIEL JOHN UTTERSON, Dr Jekyll's lawyer and friend
  • DR HASTIE LANYON, Dr Jekyll's estranged colleague, curmudgeon
  • ATKINS, Lanyon's butler, calm with no opinions
  • POOLE, Jekyll's butler, forced to get help
  • ALICE MIDGLEY, Maid who reports a murder
  • LADY WINFORD, Dinner Party Guest
  • SIR RODERICK, Dinner Party Guest
  • MRS GREEBLE, Hyde's maid, happy that he's in trouble
  • MR GUEST, Utterson's head clerk
  • MRS DARBY, Jekyll's cook and maid

Auditions For Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Audition Details

At least one parent should plan to attend auditions and remain in the audience until they are complete. Auditions are expected to last 1-1.5 hours.

Parent to do list: - Sign up for an audition date you plan to attend (last minute date switches are ok). - Fill out the CAST98 conflict calendar for your actor in advance of auditions.(Don't forget to include school events, other activities, travel, and game days or other events that take precedent over rehearsals for your family.) - Check in at the Box Office upon arrival. - Complete medical and release forms.

There is nothing for the actor to prepare in advance for this audition.

Your child must be able to walk across the stage unguided, state their name, answer some simple questions, and exit the stage.

Children will audition as a group starting with warm ups and simple physical acting exercises.

Then they will be put in groups to do a cold reading from the script. Younger actors may be assisted by other actors, if needed.

Audition Form

Cast List For Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Important Cast Information

Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned. It is always a tremendously difficult decision to assign roles when so many talented performers turn out.

The cast list is posted. Your name will be highlighted if you've been assigned a role. If you were not cast in this production, please don't let it deter you from auditioning again in the future!