Opens at Fort Knox

‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ on tour

Oct 03, 2012
Photo by: Katie J. W. Buckley Good and evil vie in the Belfast Maskers’ “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Pictured are Julia Clapp as Elizabeth and Thomas Mills as Hyde.

The Belfast Maskers continues its 25th anniversary season with performances of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” the terrifying and inventive re-telling of the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The play is set in Victorian England and is a tale of suspense, intrigue and the struggle between good and evil. This frightful show kicks off the Halloween season and is for mature audiences only.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” will be performed three weekends at three separate venues. The tour will open with open-air performances at the Fort Knox Historic Site off Route 174 in Prospect. Show times will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., weather permitting, with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 14. Brave attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating; the site is handicapped accessible.

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m., the production will be presented at First Baptist Church of Belfast, 95 High St., which is handicapped accessible. On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at Searsport’s Union Hall, on the second floor of 1 Union St.; the venue is handicapped accessible.

Admission for all performances is $15 and $10 for teens 15 and older; the show is not suitable for those younger. Tickets are available by calling 338-9668 or at the venues an hour before performances. In Belfast, advance tickets also may be purchased at Out of the Woods, 48 Main St. In Searsport, advance tickets also may be purchased at Gallery 37 at 37 Main St./Route 1.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is directed by Aynne Ames and is produced with the generous support of Friends of the Belfast Maskers and the Maine Community Foundation Theatre Fund, Mathews Brothers, Answer Live for ME (AnswerME), Pica Design + Marketing, Bangor Daily News, Camden National Bank, Darby’s Restaurant & Pub, Rollie’s Bar & Grill and Bangor Savings Bank.

The Belfast Maskers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing quality theater for, and with, the community since 1987. Belfast Maskers offer an internship program that draws young actors from the United States and abroad; run a well-attended summer camp for youngsters; and produce a season of theater fare for approximately 3,500 residents and visitors year-round. The company performs in various venues in Belfast and Searsport. Student and adult volunteers are encouraged to inquire; Maskers will provide training in lighting and sound operation. For more information about productions, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, visit belfastmaskers.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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