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SummerFest presents Patti Heying’s production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde July 15-19, 2009, in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. In this version, Jekyll is played by one actor (Bob Singleton) and Hyde is played by four different actors who interact with Jekyll. Photos by Rich Copley | staff.
For the first time, Balagula Theatre at Natasha’s Bistro & Bar is announcing a full season of plays. The 2009-10 season is billed as a look at “the existential” and “the absurd.”
Sept. 13-16, 20-23: B for Beckett (A Night of Samuel Beckett’s Plays) – A trio by the Irish author: Play, Not I and Endgame.
Nov. 8-11, 15-18: Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco – The first play written by the French-Romanian master.
Feb. 21-24, 28-Mar 3: No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre – A play with three main characters, set in hell, that produced the quote, “hell is other people.”
May 16 – 19, 23- 26: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad by Arthur Kopit – The play that made Kopit a star in playwriting circles is about a woman who travels with her neurotic son, pet piranha and the stuffed corpse of her husband.
Season tickets will be $50 and are available by calling (859) 259-0183 between noon and 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. There will be a pay-what-you can performance of each show, and dates for those performances will be announced near the time of each production.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich