Borrowing characters and themes from literary classic – Jekyll and Hyde, the history of Jewish holocaust is retold in a new tale about Jekyll, a young painter by day, who turns into Hitler by night. Hitler terrorises the populace, subjecting them to his will. To build up his country, the non-natives are murdered and disposed of by him to preserve the blood and lineage of his countrymen. Meanwhile, Jekyll the young painter rises in stature and wealth as his alter-ego coerces the population into building galleries and museums, and commissioning artworks to pay homage to himself.
As the country enters the dark ages, a police inspector is tasked to uncover the true identity of Hitler and stop his killings.
First staged in 2014 to critical acclaim, Starring Hitler as Jekyll and Hyde is a modern parable about the rise and return of fundamentalism and fanaticism in today’s world. Featuring a stellar cast, Chong Tze Chien’s explosive play bristles with hard hitting truths and resonance.
Writer/Director: Chong Tze Chien
Lighting designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Artist & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Costume Designer: Anthony Tan
Daniel York (The Importance of Being Earnest, Wildrice)
Edith Podesta (Dark Room, Esplanade)
Lian Sutton (Lord of the Flies, Sight Lines/Blank Space Theatre)
Julius Foo (Versus, Cake Theatrical Productions)
Jo Kukathas (Romeo & Juliet, Singapore Repertory Theatre)
Joshua Lim (Off Centre, The Finger Players)
Date: 13 – 15 October 2016
Time: 8 pm
Price: $55 (Cat 1), $45 (Cat 2), $35 (Cat 3), excluding SISTIC charges
Starring Hitler as Jekyll and Hyde is presented by The Finger Players.