Sleep in Chains: Jekyll's Nightmare

by  Jules Tasca

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 5f

Jekyll's Nightmare is a brand new variation on the classic Robert Lewis Stevenson story of the duality of good and evil. In this innovative retelling, good and evil outcrop, too, in the other characters. Jekyll's wife, Grace, has a sister, Pamela, who is the "black sheep" of the family...

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Sleep in Chains: Jekyll's Nightmare

by  Jules Tasca

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Jekyll's Nightmare is a brand new variation on the classic Robert Lewis Stevenson story of the duality of good and evil. In this innovative retelling, good and evil outcrop, too, in the other characters. Jekyll's wife, Grace, has a sister, Pamela, who is the "black sheep" of the family. Even the Reverend Danvers, father-in-law to the Doctor, has a shadowy past. The play deftly illustrates the denouement, the never-ending presence of darkness - as Pamela initiates the corruption of another soul, continuing the eternal cycle. From the author of Four Way Split and Princess Antigone.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: 19th Century London. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

6m, 5f
DR. JECKYLL - A London doctor.
MR. HYDE - The evil half of Jekyll.
GABRIEL - Jekyll's lawyer.
DR. LANYON - Jekyll's mentor.
GRACE CAREW - Jekyll's finacé.
PAMELLA CAREW - Hyde's mistress.
DANVERS CAREW - Vicar.
POOLE - Jekyll's valet.
CATHERINE - Jackyll's cook and servant.
JAMES GUEST - A handwriting expert.
MARGARET - Gabriel Utterson's secretary.
MRS. GREEN - A middle-aged woman.
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper For ...

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Sleep in Chains: Jekyll's Nightmare was originally presented under the titleDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by the Curran Repertory Company in New York City. It was directed by Ken Terrell. 

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