Photo By Jacob Rosborough / Viking - David Benion, 19, portraying David Lanyon, the best friend of Dr. Jekyll practices his death scene with Adam Cawlin, 23, playing the lead character of Jekyll in the upcoming play "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
Photo By Jacob Rosborough / Viking – David Benion, 19, portraying David Lanyon, the best friend of Dr. Jekyll practices his death scene with Adam Cawlin, 23, playing the lead character of Jekyll in the upcoming play “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

By Bakr Alduhaim / Staff Writer

and Rudy Perez /  Contributing Writer

The classic story of Jekyll and Hyde has been told, revisited and re-imagined many times and now LBCC students will get the opportunity to witness the theater program’s take on the story in “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
In a stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, the theater program’s version written by Eberle Thomas and Barbara Redmond and directed by Gregory Mortensen is from the memories and perspective of the detective who solves the dual personality mystery.

The story itself is about a lawyer who investigates the strange occurrences of his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and Mr. Edward Hyde, who both happen to be the same person and that person happens to have split-personality disorder.

Director Gregory Mortensen said, “The idea that there is the id, the ego, and the super-ego, the three stages of behavior and rather than go with the ego of Jekyll who wants to aspire to a higher level of the super-ego, let’s just say that it drops down and it goes to the id, the basic instinctive animalistic drive of almost a pure hedonistic. “I want to do this show justice and I’m excited to see what everyone will think.”

Some of the actors in the play said some moments get dark and unsettling, but also said the atmosphere during the rehearsal process has been entertaining. Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. and the play will run for two weekends, closing Sunday, Nov. 17. General admission tickets are $15 and admission for LBCC students, employees