The Belfast Maskers tour of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” opened in a chilly outdoors run at Fort Knox and moves indoors for the rest of its performances. 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. 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. Both venues are handicapped accessible.

The terrifying and inventive re-telling of the story by Robert Louis Stevenson was adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed for the Maskers by the troupe’s artistic director Aynne Ames. The play is set in Victorian England and is a tale of suspense, intrigue and the struggle between good and evil. This frightful show is for mature audiences only.

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 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

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