By Rudy Perez and Braxton Moore / Staff Writer
LBCC’s main stage production of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is scheduled for four more performances, Thursday through Saturday Nov. 14-16, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. “Strange Case,” directed by Gregory Mortensen, had a successful opening night Thursday, Nov. 7, nearly selling out the LAC’s Studio Theater.
The audience turnout was an encouraging sign for the cast and crew, who spent the last month working hard to get things in order in a short amount of time. Vercylanne Bustos, 21, a theatre major playing the role of Jeanne Poole, said, “It was quite challenging, but we really learned a lot from each other and from Greg.” Jack Myles, 22, a theatre major and director of the Fall semester play, “A Delightful Quarantine,” said he enjoys the busy nature of theater-hood. “The thing about theater students is we like to be busy.
“We have about three cast members right now doing double the work and they love it,” Myles said. Myles said the cast is smaller than typical plays, “but it’s about as epic as it can be.” Although “Strange Case” is a well-known story, the cast said audience members could be surprised with its plot. Stephanie Chavez, who plays the role of Rachel Lanyon in “Strange Case,” said, “It seems the audience goes in thinking it’s something else, then have their mind blown after seeing it.” The last week of “Strange Case” will take place in the LAC Studio Theater in Building H.
General admission is $15, but $10 for students, employees and senior citizens. Free parking is offered in Lots D, E and F. Tickets may be purchased online at web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34257 or by phone at 1 (866) 811-4111.