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Wego Drama Presents "Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2018-19 season with the suspenseful play “Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” on November 1 – 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Weyrauch Auditorium at the school, 326 Joliet Street, West Chicago. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults and available at wegotheatre.com and the door.

This show is a new adaptation by the mystery writer Jeffrey Hatcher of the gothic horror story “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson. As one man wrestles with his battle between good and evil, one never knows what is in store when the beast is unleashed. Simply, all human beings have a darker side. Doctor Jekyll represents the idea of the dangers of how drives and passions can blind us. 

Wego Drama President Neve Ryan states, “This mainstage play is a wonderfully dark tale! It lets us play on the theme of good vs. evil in a totally new and cool way!”

Nathan Bradley, who plays Doctor Jekyll, adds, “It is incredibly cool to be artistic and allow so many fun effects to happen. It is pure suspense. It makes a perfect extension of the Halloween week. I guarantee that the audience is going to enjoy it.”  

Rudy Muñoz concludes, “’Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ is the play that can show us the passions of the human spirit from multiple sides. Is any human being a 100% good or 100% evil? No. It is what we do with our hearts and mind that show our character. This play makes us think about those things.”

The company includes from Carol Stream:  Philip Calabrese, Abby Carr, Meg Gee, Maggie Hancock, Samuel Incrocci, and Kathryn Wenberg; from West Chicago:  Gerardo Avila, Grecia Bahena, Nathan Bradley, Emily Carroso, Ryan Castiglia, Delaney Flynn, Javier Garcia, Autum Hosticka, Josie Kotke, Vincent Lamantia, Noemi Lara, Evy McLean, Audrey Miller, Rudy Muñoz, Belinda Perez, Jeri Rethford, Leah Wheatley, and Brooklyn Worth; and from Winfield:  Justin Blackburn, David Brown, Ava Fini, Mikail Herrera, Sarah Hurley, Elizabeth Ryan, Neve Ryan, and Cassi Villa. 

The play is directed by Mark Begovich. Scenic design is by Chris Jensen. Costume Design is by Clare McKellaston. Hair and Make-up is by Jamie Elza.

Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 1, 2, and 3 at 7:00 p.m. at West Chicago Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults and available at wegotheatre.com and the door. The play is produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service in New York.

For more information on how you can support Wego Drama, contact Mark Begovich at mbegovich@d94.org or visit www.wegotheatre.com.

The cast of "Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" rehearsing for their performance.

Rehearsals continue for West Chicago Community High School’s production of “Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” featuring (from left) Emily Carroso, Mikail Herrera, Nathan Bradley, Samuel Incrocci, and Rudy Munoz.