Time is running out to get tickets for Jekyll & Hyde at Possum Point Players. The show opens at Possum Hall in Georgetown on Friday, April 15, and has just seven performances scheduled before closing on April 24.
The office staff of the community theatre confirms that there are still tickets available for opening night, but the rest of that first weekend is “very slim.” Mary Cahill, of Georgetown, the executive administrator of the organization, urges people to call and make reservations. “If a performance is sold out, we do start a waiting list, because sometimes plans change at the last minute,” she said.
Cassandra Petersen, of Milton, the stage manager for Jekyll & Hyde, cautioned: “Use your own judgment about bringing younger kids. As great as this show will be, murder can look pretty gruesome to a little kid! Some can handle it, some can’t.”
In “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical”, Mr. Hyde, played by Don Gaul, of Millsboro, has his own love-interest, as Leslie Boslet of Milford brings her talents to the role of Lucy. Another character added to the musical version is Dr. Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma — a role performed by Jenness Parker, of Rehoboth Beach, in her first show with Possums.
“My assistant director, Betsy Schmidt, is an excellent lighting designer,” raved director Jim Hartzell, of Georgetown, “She knows exactly what she needs, and is willing to put the time and effort into doing it right. Between Kim’s [Kim Klabe, scenic designer] painting and the lights Betsy puts onto it, the whole city street seems alive!”
“Jekyll & Hyde” will be sponsored by Wilmington College in Georgetown and presented April 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and on April 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are on sale now, for $15, or $14 for seniors and students, and can be obtained by calling the Possum Point Players ticketline at (302) 856-4560.