TICONDEROGA - A different take on an old story will be presented by Ticonderoga High School actors this weekend.
Sentinel Productions will will perform Doctor Jeckyll, No Place to Hyde - a farce based on the horror story of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde - Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. and again Sunday, March 21, at 2 p.m. in the Ti High auditorium.
Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $10 for a family.
"No one could be more meek than poor Henry Jeckyll, scampering to and fro to the whims of both his fiance and his mother," said director Amy Crannell, telling the play's plot. "So when he invents a potion to make weak men brave, what better subject to use it on than himself?
"It not only makes Jeckyll more aggressive, but allows him to grow a lot more hair," she added. "After only one treatment of his potion, he soon finds himself dodging the police and explaining just how that horse got in his surgery. Throw in a wise-cracking servant, a whining fiancee, an overbearing mother and a man-hungry sister and suddenly his well-ordered life becomes one long alibi."
The cast includes Alex Joiner as Henry Jeckyll, Hannah Herbst as Chives, Shalee Handy as Prunella, Tory Walters as Madam Jeckyll, Jessica Garrow as Ethyl Jeckyll, Mike Fuller as Andre LaPlume, Rhyan Hall as Mim LaPlume, Derek Bevins as Officer Crackle, Kaley Manning as Carla LaPlume and Ethan Carroll as Sir Hyde.
Ethan Carroll is assistant director. Stage managers: are Shalee Handy and Rhyan Hall.
Set builders are Anthony Barnaby and Cody Duval. The stage crew includes Rhyan Hall, James Gijanto, Devin Moore, Miranda Holman, Jennell Coffin, Emily Smith and Kristian Gibbs.
The play will also be televised on Ti TV, but Crannell hopes people will attend in person.
"We have paid the extra royalty to broadcast once on Ti TV; this also permits us to make copies of a performance and sell them to the public," Crannell said. "It is important for us to have folks actually attend though as that is how we finance next year's production."
The play will feature several new actors.
"We're rebuilding after some long-time, very skilled members have graduated," Crannell said. "It takes a while for kids to get the hang of things, but we do have some new and remarkably talented individuals in the club now and I'm looking forward to this year's performance and those in the future.